ST PATRICK’S Ella Riches has the form to be among the medals at the Wagga Diocesan primary school swimming championships at Leeton tomorrow.
Riches produced four record-breaking performances at the Albury Deanery carnival in Albury last week.
She earned age champion honours in the 10 and under age group by setting records in the 50 metres breaststroke (50.72), backstroke (47.18), butterfly (44.08) and 200 metres individual medley (3:31.79).
Before that, she was a multiple gold-medal winner for her club, Albury, at the recent Ovens and Murray district swimming championships at Yarrawonga.
Riches was also part of a St Patrick’s junior relay team that broke a record at the deanery carnival.
Also setting records at the carnival were St Anne’s duo Patrick Johnston and Mackenzy Muller and St Patrick’s Sarah Riches.
Johnston broke the 11 years 50 metres freestyle (33.66) and backstroke (42.05) records to help clinch 11 years’ boys age champion.
Muller and Riches broke one record each in the nine years 50 metres freestyle (38.30) and 12-13 years 50 metres breaststroke (46.34), respectively.
Riches was crowned the senior girls’ age champion.
Other age championships were junior boys: Taj Watson (St Patrick’s), 11 years girls: Meg Rogers (Corowa) and senior boys: Austin Shepherd (St Patrick’s).
They have all advanced to the Wagga Diocesan carnival where competitors will aim to qualify to compete in Sydney next month.
Meanwhile, GT Aquatics’ Mark Pollock was among the long list of record-breakers at the recent Ovens and Murray district championships held at Yarrawonga last weekend.
His record swims were attained in the 17-34 age group 50 metres breaststroke (32.77) and 50 metres backstroke (29.19).
Pollock won seven gold medals across the two days of competition.