What a weekend in Warrnambool

30 January 2020
2020 Vic Country Champs
Written by: Swimming Victoria

Over the Australia Day weekend, clubs from around Victoria came together at Aquazone in Warrnambool for the 2020 Victorian Country Championships. During the three days of competition we saw amazing performances from some of Victoria’s best country swimmers.

As always, the atmosphere at the Championships was electric and the team spirit was off the charts. It was a battle both in and out of the pool with a ‘chant off’ erupting between the clubs. It was hard to beat the locals, with Warrnambool Swimming Club producing one of the biggest (and loudest!) chants we’ve seen!

The Traralgon Swimming Club continued its dominance of the Championships, once again claiming the Alan Monaghan Shield for the highest aggregate point score for all events. Traralgon finished with a combined aggregate point score of 2361 ahead of Geelong (1590), Ballarat Gold (1244) and Bendigo East (881) with home team Warrnambool (722) rounding out the top five clubs.

A number of other awards were presented at the conclusion of the event. Congratulations to the following winners:

Australia Day Medallion
Awarded for the best male and female performances, based on the highest FINA point score. 

Male                Caiden Gill, Traralgon

Female            Madison Cooper, Geelong

Australia Day Perpetual Trophy

Awarded to the club that scores the highest aggregate point score on Australia Day, or on the day that Australia Day is celebrated at the Championships.

Traralgon Swimming Club

Bruce Carter Trophy
Awarded for the best performance by a 14/O Victorian competitor based on the highest aggregate points.

Jordan Cargill, Traralgon

Rob Godfrey Memorial Trophy
Awarded for the best performance by a 13/U competitor based on the highest aggregate points in 13/U events.
Ashley Nicholes, Traralgon

Napthine Shield
Awarded for the highest aggregate point score for all male and female events

Male                Traralgon Swimming Club

Female            Traralgon Swimming Club


For full results click here.

Thank you to Barwon South West Swimming Association and to everyone involved for a fantastic Country Championships. We now look forward to the 2020 Victorian Open Championships from 14-16 February. For more information click here.

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