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Vic Open Water Championships Wrap Up

On a very cold and blustery Saturday 17th December, the majority of the Surrey Park swim team, from 10 year olds to adults, braved the worst that Port Phillip Bay could throw at them, and came out winners!

The day started with the Swimming Victoria Championship events, both 5Km and 10 Km, with all ages competing. Surrey Park swimmers performed exceptionally well with many gaining podium finishes and others coming away with the satisfaction of completing a very cold and challenging swim.

The following Surrey Park swimmers were awarded Victorian State Championship medals:

Kahlia Marsh

Female Open 10KM

Female Open 5KM

Gold

Gold

Tom Curran

Male Open 5KM

Gold

Aidan Gleeson

Boys 13 Years 5KM

Gold

Mackenzie Hooper

Girls 13 Years 5KM

Gold

Tom Harkin

Boys 14 Years 5KM

Gold

Dani Smithson

Girls 15 Years 5KM

Gold

Laura Davy

Girls 15 Years 5KM

Silver

Our total medal haul for the Victorian Championship events was a very healthy 7 Gold-1 Silver-1 Bronze!

An honorable mention to both Dani Smithson and Laura Davy, who while finishing 1st and 2nd respectively in their Age group also finished 3rd and 4th overall on the day. Well done!

A special mention to all the other Surrey Park swimmers who competed and braved the cold in the non championship WOW Challenge events, whether they swam 750m, 1.2 Km or 2.5Km.

Congratulations to you all and a special thanks to our usual band of helpers who were up at the crack of dawn getting the club tent up and supporting you all through out the day.

Also, to the coaching staff who were there to offer all our swimmers their expert advice – Thanks Guys!

Matt Brown
Director of Coaching