No shortage of success


The Traralgon Swimming Club enjoyed huge success at the recent State SC Championships.

Its 35-strong team shared in 14 gold, 12 silver and two bronze medals with three Victorian, two country and nine Gippsland records broken.

Jordyn Cargill, 12, was a standout performer with seven gold, five silver and one bronze and a Victorian record in the 200 metre butterfly [2.19.86].

Cargill also claimed Gippsland records in 200 metre backstroke [2.15.73], 400 metre individual medley [4.57.75] and 400 metre freestyle [4.30.88].

His sister Molly, 11, was equally impressive with seven gold, five silver and a Victorian record in the 50 metre freestyle [27.89] and 100 metre freestyle [1.01.73], and also claimed Gippsland records

in the 400 individual medley [5.27.38] and 400m freestyle [4.43.62].

Twelve-year-old Ash Mihaly won her first state medals with silver in the 200 metre backstroke and 400 metre individual medley.

Mihaly also claimed her first Gippsland records in the medley [5.20.13] and 400 metre freestyle [4.47.95].

Fifteen-year-old Bridget Cain was the final medal winner with a strong bronze in the 200 metre butterfly.

Following the meet Jordyn, Molly and Ash were selected for the Victorian Junior Development squad and will be attending four sessions alongside the 11, 12 and 13-year-olds in Victoria.

Senior head coach Brian Ford spoke highly of his team’s efforts throughout the meet and praised its commitment and passion.

“Over the five-day meet we had 200 swims from 35 swimmers and a strike rate of 90 per cent personal best times,” Ford said.

“The performances of the medal winners were outstanding however the team itself was exceptional.

“The meet showed there is no substitute for working hard and being prepared.”

For more information about the club, phone Brian Ford on 0419 584 145.