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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 2018-19. We hope you have a successful and, above all else, a fun year of swimming in Central Victoria.

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All Junior and Inter-district swimmers selected (18/02/2018)

At the Bendigo East pool this morning the District's 14/under swimmers competed to earn a place at the 2018 SV Country All Junior Semi-finals. Swimmers vied for a place in the top six of each of the 50m Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle events.

The Semi-finals will be held at MSAC on Saturday March 17 where swimmers from Clubs from all over regional Victoria will battle for one of ten places in the Finals to be held on March 18.

The full results from today's CVS Qualifying Meet can be found on the Competitions page.

During the week, the squad that will represent District 15 at the 2018 Inter-district Competition was announced. The District 15 selection panel chose the best two swimmers for each of the competition's sixty-eight Individual and Relay events. Thirty-six of our best athletes aged from as young as 9 years-old will compete against the best each Victorian country District has to offer.

Click here to see swimmers who will wear the green and gold of District 15 at MSAC next Saturday February 24.

Best of luck to all the swimmers who will represent our District at these important competitions!


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 Encouragement Competition.

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.