WODONGA finished third behind Traralgon and Geelong at the Victorian Country short-course swimming championships at the weekend.
Wodonga had 10 medallists at Wagaratta, 12 gold medals and new records by Heath Macleod, 13, and Georgia Stadelmann.
Macleod broke records by more than six seconds in the 200 metre freestyle (2:00.37) and 200 metre individual medley (2:15.63).
He set records and claimed gold in the 100 metres freestyle (55.32) and 100 metres breaststroke (1:09.36) and gold in the 100 metres IM (1:02.43), adding silver in the 100 metres butterfly.
Team-mate James Jarrous won bronze in 16-17 years 400 metre and 200 metre freestyle events, Harrison Lowe bronze in the 14-15 years 200 metres freestyle and Will Matheson, in the same group, silver in the 200 metres backstroke.
Wodonga duo Georgia Stadelmann and Olivia Plunkett dominated the 16-17 years group.
Stadelmann won the 100 metre freestyle in 59.12 seconds and took gold in the 100 metres IM with a record 1:07.54.
She added two silvers and a bronze to her personal tally and Plunkett performed brilliantly with three gold in the 200 metres freestyle (2:07.98), 100 metres backstroke (1:05.96) and 200 metres IM (2:26.44), adding silver in the 100 metres freestyle, breaststroke and IM.
Zoe Deacon (12-13 group), won gold in both the 200 metres IM (2:31.77) and the 100 metre breaststroke (1:15.10), taking silver in the open 200 metres breaststroke.
Wodonga’s 11 and under trio Tom Newton (two silvers), Morgan Morffew (bronze) and Christian Stadelmann (bronze) also added to the medal tally.
In the same age group, Albury North-Lavington’s Patrick Johnston won two bronze in the 50 metres backstroke and freestyle.
GT Aquatics’ Lauren Barrette (two gold and two bronze), Albury’s Kaitlyn Ainsworth (bronze), Wangaratta’s Elli Warren (two gold and three silver) and team-mates Kate Brown (silver), Grace Harmer (four silver and two bronze) performed brilliantly.
Barrette’s gold came in the 11 and under 50 metres freestyle (30.10) and 100 metres freestyle (1:07.17).
Warren claimed gold in the open 400 metres freestyle (4:26.08).
GT Aquatics Matthew Ward won one gold and two silvers in the multi-disability section.