Swimmers set for Colac meet

Colac Swimming Club coach Lucy Vesey is one of a host of members in training for the club’s first major event of the season at Bluewater Fitness Centre on Sunday.

BLUEWATER Fitness Centre will be abuzz this weekend as swimmers from across the region flock to the Colac pool.

Colac Swimming Club is set to host its first of just two major swim meets this year, and only swim based in Colac.

Senior swimming coach Lucy Vesey said Sunday’s competition – which was likely to attract almost 100 swimmers to contest 250 events – was a good chance to showcase the club’s talents to friends and family.

“It’s one of Colac’s only swim meets and it’s the only one in Colac so it should be a good size event,” she said.

“It’ll be good to see the local talent competing again, spectators are definitely encouraged to come along.”

Swimmers who make qualifying times can proceed down the pathway to a Victorian Country Short Course event at Shepparton in August.

Vesey said she expected the Colac club’s contingent to be a good chance to qualify, competing against clubs from Warrnambool, Geelong and surrounding districts.

“To be honest I think the whole club will go quite well, we’re all fresh off training,” she said.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if there was quite a lot of PBs in the pool.”

Vesey will also compete in the meet, with aspirations of progressing to country, state and the ultimate goal of nationals, having returned to the sport after a year off to concentrate on Year 12 studies last year.

“There are definitely Colac kids aiming for the country short course and even state titles,” she said.

“But some are just aiming for PBs and that’s all you can ask of them.”

Events kick off at 10am.

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