Welcome to the official Central Victoria Swimming website.
Please make sure you visit this site often during the season.
As information about what's happening in the Central Victoria swimming
scene comes to hand you'll find it here first!
Good luck in Season 2017-18. We hope you have a successful and, above all else,
fun year of swimming in Central Victoria.
District swimmers excel at Country Championships (28/01/2018)
Sixty-four swimmers from across District 15 put in some sensational performances at the 2018 Victorian Country Championships held in Shepparton over the Australia Day long-weekend.
Headlining the District 15 effort were Gisborne Thunder teammates Tyler Theodore and Alec McGregor,
Tyler took out the Gold medal in both the Boys 12 year old100m Freestyle and the 100m Butterfly. Alec won the Boys 12 year old 100m Breaststroke.
Together the boys brought home to Gisborne the Club’s first ever Country Championships Gold medals.
At the other end of our vast district Echuca’s Lara Judd, swimming a huge program won the Bruce Carter Trophy
for the best performed 14/under swimmer, male or female, across the three days of the Championships. In a brilliant all around performance Lara’s efforts included:-
Silver - Open 200m Breaststroke, Bronze – 14-15yrs 100m Breaststroke, 4th – 14-15yrs 100m Backstroke, Gold – 14-15yrs 100m Butterfly, Gold, Open 200m IM,
4th – 14-15yrs 100m Freestyle, 5th – Open 100m Backstroke. Four of Lara’s times were National Qualifying times so she’ll be off to represent her Club and District on the National stage.
Layla Day of Bendigo East made seven individual Finals bringing home two Gold, three Silver and one Bronze medal.
The District was represented by swimmers from Bendigo East (4th), Bendigo Hawks (29th), Echuca (14th), Gisborne Thunder (24th), Maryborough (32nd) and South Gisborne.
Congratulations to Tyler, Alec, Lara and Layla on their fine individual performances and to every District 15 swimmer who gave their all over the week-end!
Upcoming Swim Meets in Central Victoria (27/11/2017)
Entries for the Mid-summer Swim Meet, Maryborough Swim Meet, Castlemaine Swim Meet
and the District 15 Country All Junior Qualifying Swim Meet are now OPEN.
Checkout the details for each Meet on the Competitions page.
Your support of the Meets run by the smaller Clubs of our District is crucial for their
viability in their communities.
Country 7-10 Rep Squad (05/11/2017)
Young swimmers from Central Victoria have put their talent on display in
Melbourne finishing in fourth place in the Swimming Victoria Country 7-10
For many of the swimmers it was the first time that they have had a chance to perform on the
big stage at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre. Pitted against the best 7 to 10 years old
across regional Victoria the representative squad of 35 did the District proud with stellar
performances in Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly as well as Freestyle and Medley relays.
Standout swimmers amongst the boys for the Central Victoria squad were Bendigo East
swimmer Nicholas Kearns and Echuca’s Angus Watson. Ten year old Nicholas won Silver in
the Backstroke and Bronze in the Freestyle, while nine year old Angus took the Bronze in the Freestyle.
Amongst the girls Bendigo East swimmers April Downing stood out with eight year old April winning
Gold in Butterfly, Silver in Backstroke. The excitement of the relays also finished in success
with the ten year old girls freestyle relay which featured claiming Silver with Gisborne Thunder’s
Charlotte Matthews teaming up with Bendigo Hawks Zara Paul and East’s Mia O’Keefe and Mila Tzaros.
The nine year old girls Freestyle relay featuring East’s Lacy Wilkie, Gisborne Thunder’s Tess Kelly
joined by South Gisborne Sharks’ Aysha Masood and Bendigo Hawks Zoe Cail claimed the 3rd spot on the
podium with Bronze. The eight year old girls Freestyle relay team claimed a Silver with swimmers from
East Eloise Kealy and Downing joining with Bendigo Hawks swimmers Tayla O’Connell and Ashlyn Bird.
In the Medley relays the ten year old girls finished third with Thunder’s Trea Harkin
combining with East’s Riley Sterenberg and Mila Tzaros, the quartet was rounded out with the
Hawks Zara Paul. The nine year old boys medley relay team claimed Silver with Bendigo East’s
Tadhg Hughan and Fraser Allen joining Echuca’s Angus Watson and South Gisborne Sharks Charlie Conroy.
The squad's Head Coach, Geoff Smalley of South Gisborne, guided the swimmers in the pool
while Amanda Reddick and Matt Kearns of Bendigo East provided him with tremendous support as
Team Managers. All agreed that the performances of their young charges in the pool and the way
in which they represented the District on the day were exemplary. The future of swimming is as
bright as ever in Central Victoria.
Safe Sport (01/08/2017)
With another season underway now is a good time to take stock of our
responsibilities as members of the Australian swimming community. We
have a responsibility to ensure that our children can participate in
their chosen sport in a friendly, supportive and, above all else, safe
environment. Recent legislation in Victoria has been enacted to ensure
that this is the case.
I refer to the Child Safe Standards that apply to all sporting organisations
that operate and provide sporting services to children within Victoria
from 1st January, 2017. That legislation, in conjunction with the Swimming
Australia Safe Sport Framework describes the way we in Central Victoria
must commit to helping our children grow and succeed.
While some of the new requirements for running a Club or a Swim Meet
might at first seem onerous and burdensome we must remember the people
who are at the centre of this legislation and the SAL framework - our children.
Swimming Victoria has produced a guide to help us understand our responsibilities. I urge
you to visit the Safe Sport page of the Swimming Victoria website
so that you may become familiar with every aspect of these important obligations.
About Central Victoria Swimming
Central Victoria Swimming Inc. is Swimming Victoria's District 15. Stretching
from Gisborne in the the south to Echuca in the north, this is a large
District comprising ten clubs across a geographical region that is
roughly aligned with the Loddon and Campaspe river valleys.
The Clubs that form District 15 are:- Bendigo East, Bendigo Hawks Aquatic,
Castlemaine, Echuca, Gisborne Thunder, Kangaroo Flat, Maryborough, Rochester,
South Gisborne Sharks and Tongala.
Representative teams always compete at important Swim Meets such as the SV Country 7-10
Encouragement Meet, SV Country Inter-district Competition and the SV Country All Junior Competition.
The Central Victoria Championships are held each year in March. All District 15 clubs are eligible to compete
with trophies being awarded to the Clubs with the highest Boys, Girls and Overall aggregate points as well
as the best performed 13/U and 14/O swimmers.