Aquamoves was very proud to recently host the 2018 Victorian Country Swimming Championships
The three day carnival held in our outdoor 50m pool was the pinnacle long course event for country swimmers from across Victoria and saw 13 districts comprising of 73 clubs, officials and supporters converge on Shepparton to take part in 108 events running from January 26 to 28.
With over 700 competitors (including former Olympians) and their families descending on the centre, thousands of people were ushered through the gates of Aquamoves, creating a hive of activity within the grounds.
Aquamoves Centre Manager Marcus Cook said he was very pleased with the outcome of the weekend.
‘‘It was a very successful Swimming Championships and a great opportunity to showcase our region and the Aquamoves facility as a premier regional aquatic facility.’’ Cook said.
“Without a doubt we have a unique facility, featuring lush garden surrounds and set against the backdrop of Lake Victoria and the natural bush setting of the Goulburn River.”
Aquamoves’ own Brennan Swift snared the Australia Day Medallion — presented to the best-performed male and female swimmers on the day of the meet closest to the public holiday — for the second year in a row, while also leading a mixed open medley relay team to a country record. Brennan, along with Aquamoves’ Hayley Hogan smashed the old record by 2.4sec in a dominant showing to claim gold.
It was one of six golds, one silver and one bronze for the weekend for Brennan, who was involved in more than half of his club’s first placings. Hayley Hogan was also an individual gold medallist.
Aquamoves would like to acknowledge the exceptionally hard work undertaken by Goulburn Valley and District Swimming Association’s president Rod Jackson and the entire event committee and congratulate them on delivering such a high class event here in Shepparton.
*Information sourced from The Shepparton News and the Shepparton Adviser.