Hume Upper Goulburn District Championships were held on Saturday 4 February at Seymour Memorial Swimming Pool. Kilmore Swimming Club fielded a squad of 29 swimmers, ranging is ages from 8 to 36 years. The weather was prefect for racing the 92 events on offer, with Clubs going head to head to achieve Team points along with individual place honors.
Kilmore showed strong camaraderie from the outset to stamp their dominance early in the Championship. Many swimmers posted personal best times and by the end of the day, Kilmore was very well represented across the individual age groups winners.
12 & Under Girls – Somaiya Harriden
14 & Under Girls – Alesha McIntosh
14 & Under Boys – Jack Tricarico
17 & Over Girls – Emma Pendlebury
17 & Over Boys – Bailey Harriden
Open Girls – Tamara Bess
Open Boys – Bailey Harriden
Multiclass Male Champion – Ethan Daws
Junior and Senior Champions
Junior Female (14&U) Champion
Somaiya Harriden (11) first
Alesha McIntosh (13) second
Grace Tricarico (14) third
Junior Male (14&U) Champion
Jack Tricarico (14) first
Mackai Harriden (13) second
Senior Female (15&O) Champion
Emma Pendlebury (27) first
Tamara Bess (18) second
Olivia Boland (22) third
Senior Male (15&O) Champion
Bailey Harriden (17) first
Dylan Cornish (18) second
James Boland (18) third
Following the outstanding individual success, Kilmore went on to clean sweep the Team Awards, taking first place in Girls, Boys and Combined team scores. Two long standing records were also broken at the meet, adding to the excitement of the day.
Girls Open 50m Freestyle – Emma Pendlebury
Boys Open 4 x 50m Relay – James Boland, Dylan Cornish, Bailey Harriden, and Pat Kelly
Based on their performances at the District Championships, many Kilmore swimmers have been selected to represent District 22 at the upcoming 2017 Victorian Country Interdistrict Competition to be held in Melbourne in late February.