Published: Aug 12, 2012 02:28:42 PM Updated: Sep 5, 2012 01:57:34 PM
For the fourth consecutive year Traralgon has claimed the Bob Carmichael Trophy for accumulating the highest aggregate points at the Victorian Country Short Course Championships.
The Gippsland Club finished clear on 2,152 points from Warrnambool (1,086) and Geelong (1012).
For a full list of the combined team scores click here.
Traralgon Coach, Brian Ford, was extremely proud of his swimmers and congratulated the club on securing this year’s Country Short Course Championships.
“All of our athletes performed remarkably well and achieved the results they were after. We have a fantastic culture at our club and that showed at these Championships with all of our 53 athletes contributing to the success.”
Ford also praised the venue for this year’s event and believed all of the visiting clubs had a great time.
“The Oven’s and Murray Swimming Association hosted a fantastic Championship that was enjoyed by all. The facilities were fantastic and the atmosphere was sensational.”
Oven’s and Murray President, Anthony Foley, echoed Ford's thoughts and paid tribute to Officials, athletes, District Delegates and the Wangaratta Swimming Club for making the event a success.
“A lot of people were involved in the preparation of these Championships and they should be proud of their efforts. We witnessed some brilliant swimming which was well supported by the crowd, so all in all a successful event.”
The highlights in the pool were headlined by Warrnambool’s Isaac Jones and Traralgon’s Alexander Tsebelis who broke two Victorian Country Short Course records apiece. 17 year-old Jones was dominant during his record breaking swims clocking 51.69 in the Boys 16-17 years 100m Freestyle and 3:56.11 in the Men’s Open 400m Freestyle. Tsebelis was equally impressive in setting new marks in the Boys 11 & Under 50m Butterfly (32.20) and 100m IM (1:12.27).
Geelong’s Kahlia Marsh (Women’s 18 & Over 200m IM -2:26.07) and Traralgon’s Mikaela Cornelissen (Girl’s 14-15 Years 100m Butterfly – 1:03.25) also smashed Victorian Country Short Course records in their respective events.
Swimming Victoria now looks forward to next weekend’s Victorian Open Short Course Championships to be held at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre. For more information click here.
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