Region's junior swimmers travel to Victorian State Age titles in Melbourne

FAB FOUR: Aidan Thomson, 15, (left), Brooke Thwaites, 15, Sarah-Jane Male, 15, and Nick Evans, 13, will compete in Melbourne at the State titles. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE
FAB FOUR: Aidan Thomson, 15, (left), Brooke Thwaites, 15, Sarah-Jane Male, 15, and Nick Evans, 13, will compete in Melbourne at the State titles. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE

More than 20 of the region’s most promising youngsters will contest the Victorian State Age Championships, starting this weekend.

Fourteen swimmers will represent the Albury Swimming Club at the State championships. Albury boasts a strong reputation at the elite level.

Fourteen swimmers will represent the Albury Swimming Club at the State championships. Albury boasts a strong reputation at the elite level.

Albury Swimming Club has 14, Wodonga City Swimming Club five and Albury-North Lavington six competitors at the six-day event in Melbourne.

“I’m hoping that they all improve on their times, the vast majority to make finals and to hopefully podium,” Wodonga coach Brenton Falkner said.

Albury North-Lavington's Lily Smith, Lachie Elgin, Annie Brown and Laura Keighran will be among the club's team competing in Melbourne.

Albury North-Lavington's Lily Smith, Lachie Elgin, Annie Brown and Laura Keighran will be among the club's team competing in Melbourne.

Lucinda Macleod, the younger sibling of boom Border product Heath, and Sarah-Jane Male will contest eight events apiece, while Nick Evans, Aidan Thomson and Brooke Thwaites will all have at least two events.

Bailey Clemson and Brooke King are among the strong Albury contingent chasing State honours.

“All the athletes have worked extremely hard over the past four months to secure a state jacket from the Albury Swim Club,” coach Wayne Gould said.

Albury boasts five Olympians.