Success in the pool
Horsham Swimming Club members enjoyed success in the pool at Victorian Country Short Course Championships in Wangaratta.
Five Horsham Sharks – Hugo Hopper, Matt Ough, Claudia Lanyon, Lily Bolton and Deacon Briggs – competed in 21 events at the weekend, gaining eight personal bests.
Club publicity officer Helen Wills said the swimmers were pleased with their performances.
“Horsham Swimming Club competitors worked hard to gain qualifying times and then compete at this level against the best swimmers in country Victoria,” she said. “They had some terrific results. “Claudia Lanyon, who was participating in her first short-course country championships, was especially excited by everyone cheering for her at the end of her lane.
“She certainly loves swimming because she was back in the pool for training at 6am on Monday morning.”
The competition included 443 swimmers from 36 clubs across Victoria.
11 and under: Hugo Hopper, one event, personal best in 50m breastroke by 1.88 seconds; Lily Bolton, six events, pb in 50m freestyle by 0.2 seconds, 100m freestyle by 1.3s. 12-13: Deacon Briggs, five events, pb in 100m breastroke by 0.82s, 100m invididual medly by 0.33s; Claudia Lanyon, two events, pb in 100m freestyle by 1.3s. 16-17: Matt Ough, seven events, pb in 100m butterfly by 0.76s.