Over the 6th February 2016 the Kilmore Swimming Club sent a team of five athletes to compete in the annual Victorian Sprint Championships. Emilie, Alex, Madeleine, Tamara and Dylan all competed in what is the fastest of all the Championship meets! With over 4000 entries from competitors all across Victoria it was a tough and busy competition!
Our one and only morning session swimmer was Emilie in the 50 breaststroke, in a heat of 77 swimmers Emilie swam a strong swim touching in a time of 44.72 just off her Pb.
Alex was first up for the afternoon session, swimming four very respectable swims, Alex finished just on or under her current Pb’s for all of her swims. In the 50 butterfly Alex swam a 32.98, in the 50 freestyle a 29.51, a 36.85 in the 50 backstroke and finally a 42.27 in the 50 breast.
Next up was Madeleine who had two events for the competition, the 50 free and the 50 breast, both her favourite. Madeleine swam a strong swim and came home with a small Pb of 30.56 in her 50 free. Then still pumped up from her freestyle took a huge 1.2 seconds off in her fantastically swum 50 breaststroke.
Tamara also competed in two events, both of which were also her two favourites. Tamara pushed hard in the 50 freestyle to finish in a seasonal best time of 31.92. Spurred on by her freestyle swim and the opportunity to use the new FINA approved backstroke ledge, Tamara stormed down the pool to hit the wall in a new Pb time of 35.45.
Finally we had Dylan who competed in three events. First was the 50 breaststroke where Dylan swam a very strong swim to finish with a new Pb of 37.39. Dylan then swam the 50 butterfly, Dylan who as been working on his butterfly swam a great butterfly swim to finish just off his PB in a time of 33.18. Lastly was Dylan’s favourite, the 50 freestyle. Dylan powered down the pool pushing all the way to stop the clock at 27.77, just off his Pb.
All up it was a great (long and hot, but still good) day for the Kilmore swimmers.