Young guns set to battle it out in Ovens and Murray swim championship

IN THE MIX: With the absence of defending women's 100m freestyle champion Lucinda Macleod (middle), Wangaratta Amateur’s Maggie Skewes (right) and Wodonga's Mackensey House will start favourites for the pet event at the Ovens and Murray Swimming Championships this weekend. Picture: MARK JESSER
IN THE MIX: With the absence of defending women's 100m freestyle champion Lucinda Macleod (middle), Wangaratta Amateur’s Maggie Skewes (right) and Wodonga's Mackensey House will start favourites for the pet event at the Ovens and Murray Swimming Championships this weekend. Picture: MARK JESSER

Wangaratta Amateur’s Maggie Skewes and Wodonga’s Mackensey House will take beating in the Ovens and Murray’s championship carnival at WAVES on Sunday.

With Wodonga City’s Lucinda Macleod unable to defend her title due to swimming commitments in Brisbane, Shewes and House have the form to take out the Gordon Dowling Trophy.

Wodonga’s Harrison Evans will defend his crown in the Dr Worch Trophy with William Elgin looming as a threat.

About 240 swimmers from the Albury, Albury North Lavington, Corryong, GT Aquatics, Mt Beauty, Rutherglen, Wangaratta Amateur, Wangaratta Stingrays, Wodonga, Wodonga City and Yarrawonga-Mulwala clubs will be competing over the weekend.

Albury and Rutherglen will be defending the central and southern division trophies for the most points won at championships and relays.

Eleven perpetual trophies will be up for grabs on the weekend.