District Championships 2017

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.

Age Champions
  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.

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