More than 160 swimmers compete in local meet

More than 160 junior swimmers from across central Victoria flocked to Maryborough for a record breaking swim meet earlier this month.

One of Maryborough’s biggest ever swim meets was held earlier this month, with over 160 junior swimmers from around central Victoria taking to the Maryborough Outdoor Pool.

Maryborough Swim Club secretary Janine Lean said the carnival, which was a qualifying event for the Victorian All Juniors, was a huge success and saw many local competitors advance into semi finals.

“We had 167 swimmers between eight and 16 years old from central Victoria and it’s the most swimmers we’ve ever had at a swim meet. The pool was jam packed,” she said.

“It was really hot, very good weather for swimming and everything went really well.

“We had seven of our 15 swimmers qualify for the All Junior semi finals which is very good.

“To have 15 swimmers represent our club was fantastic, it’s the most swimmers that we have had for years.

“A couple of years ago there was only three or four of us, it looked really grim but we’ve come back. It’s the same for most sports in a small town, but at the moment we’re doing really well.”

For more on this story see Page 23 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, February 19

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