Standout Sharks win big at presentation ceremony
Horsham Swimming Club has celebrated its standout swimmers for the 2017-18 season.
Club leaders presented awards based on outstanding results in Wimmera District and Swimming Victoria Championship meets.
In the final meet for the season on March 5 the Sharks competed against themselves at club championships. Swimmers competed in either 50m or 100m events of each stroke, depending on their age group. The blue ribbon 100m freestyle event in 15 and under boys and girls age groups was hotly contested.
Horsham Rural City Council sponsored the event, which was open to the public.
For the second year running, Deacon Briggs took out the boys event, with Dylan Cole second and Tyler Bolton third. All three boys swim with Horsham Sharks. Ruby Hill of Ballarat Gold Swimming Club won the girls event ahead of Maddix Hughes, Horsham, and Eloise Wills, Horsham.
Club champions were announced at the presentation evening.
Age champions: 7-8 years, Henry Walsgott; 9-10, Jorja Clode, Hugo Hopper; 11-12, Eloise Wills, Jacob Matuschka; 13-14, Maddix Hughes, Deacon Briggs; 15-16 Montanna Connelly, Dylan Cole; 17 and over, Madee Townsend; open girls, Montanna Connelly, Deacon Briggs.
Most improved swimmer: Sienna Walsgott, Dylan Cole.
Best first-year swimmer: Ella Reichelt, Joel Mcclure.
Coaches awards: Lily Bolton, Ella Reichelt, Jonah Connelly, Deacon Briggs
Thornley Trophy: Awarded to the girl and boy who achieve the most improvement at time trials throughout the season, Tully Norton, Chase Briggs.
Mark Short Memorial Trophy: Awarded to the fastest 12-year-old boy in 100m breaststroke at club championships, Jacob Matuschka.
Kenny Perpetual Trophy: Named after former club coach Jan Kenny and awarded to the swimmer of the meet at Wimmera championships, Deacon Briggs. Deacon competed in his age group 13-14 boys as well as the open age group, amassing 95 points. Deacon also won the district meet aggregate award for the swimmer who accumulated the most club points across all the district meets for the season.
Dalgleish Perpetual Shield: For the best performance by an individual at Country Championships, Eloise Wills. This award was donated by Kingsley and Mary Dalgleish.
Lyn Bullock Memorial Award: For the best club person, Des Bolton – for outstanding contribution to the club and swimmers throughout the season.
Horsham croquet results
three, G. Mccartney 2-18, E. Nicholls 1-11; Thursday, division one, N. Pope 2-22, I. Rees 2-20, division two, B. Lampard 2-21, V. Hood 1-20, division three, G. Mccartney 2-21, A. Wray 1-13.
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