DERRINALLUM P-12 College’s top swimmers battled it out against the region’s best at the Mid West Complex swimming sports last Wednesday.
Sports co-ordinator Russell Moyle said the students had enjoyed the day.
“It was a really good day, it ran very smoothly and the kids all had a good day despite the weather, which was actually better than expected,” he said.
Two swimmers – Max Uren and Liam Maslin won races to advance to the Greater Western Region finals at Warrnambool on March 23.
On the day, Max placed second in the 14 year-old boys age championship, while Liam took out overall honours in the 15 year-old boys’ title.
Moyle said the boys were looking forward to it but knew it was a step up in competition.
“Max swam down there last year so he gained good experience,” he said.
“Liam qualified but couldn’t make it so he didn’t swim.
“We haven’t got access to a pool near our school, so we can’t train our swimmers.
“When they get to Greater Western, there are kids who get in the pool every day and are trained.”
Max will compete in the 14 year-old boys 50 metres freestyle, while Liam will take to the pool in the under 15 boys 50 metres backstroke and 50 metres butterfly.