All juniors was a fantastic weekend for the Kilmore swimmers. After everyone who entered qualified in the heats at Seymour it was off to MSAC for the semi finals and finals. On the Saturday we had Alex, Patrick, Karla, Niamh, James C, Emilie and Xavier all compete. After a chaotic warm up the swimmers were up to race; most swimmers swam PB’s on the day which is always fantastic to see. All of the swimmers put in a great effort as they always do, Xavier PB’ed in the Back (59.07) and the Breast (1:09.67), Niamh PB’ed in her Fly (56.84) and her Breast (1:02.49), Emilie PB’ed in her Fly (50.01), Back (47.98) and the free (37.18), Karla PB’ed in her Back (44.50), Alex PB’ed in the Fly (32.96), Back (39.44), Breast (45.16) and Free (30.78), James PB’ed in his Back (43.32) and Free (34.56) and Patrick PB’ed in his Fly (42.57), Back (43.57) and Free (32.75).
I must say we were most impressed with Patrick, Karla, James & Emilie swimming so well after they swam the previous night at the Associated Grammar Schools Victoria (AGSV) competition. At the AGSV comp Emilie PB’ed in the Breast (46.46), Karla PB’ed in the Fly (44.50) and the Free (34.75), James C PB’ed in the Fly (45.34) and the Breast (44.00) and Patrick PB’ed in the Breast (42.50).
Special mention must go to Alexandra Roberts who qualified fastest in the 50 fly with a 33.14 and fourth in the 50 free in a time of 30.78! Back on day two for the finals Alex had the 50 fly up first, Alex gave it her all and was just touched out to place second in a new PB of 32.96. Alex was pretty excited to be in the podium regardless of the medal colour, however she was heard saying ‘they could have given up bigger medals!’. Next up was her 50 free, ranked fourth going into the final Alex had some tough competition to contend with, Alex swam her heart out and finished sixth with a new PB of 30.78!
Well done to all of the swimmers who swam in the All Juniors competition, we know you all always swim your best and represent the club well.