Swimmer’s strong return earns state qualification

Colac Swimming Club officials say the sport is growing in the city. Colac swimmers are pictured at Geelong’s recent City by the Bay Sprints meet.

Colac swimmer Lauren Ryan has capped off a dominant return to the pool by qualifying for two events at state level.

Colac Swimming Club has enjoyed a busy start to the summer, and is gearing up for its biggest event of the year when the club hosts its Road Trip to Kardinia at Geelong tomorrow.

Respected Colac swimming mentor Deb Legg said youngster Ryan was a “standout performer” so far in 2018-19.

Ryan hails from Princetown and returned to the club alongside her twin sister Jasmine this year.

Lauren was the only Colac member to qualify for next month’s state meet.

“The standout performer would have to be Lauren,” Legg said.

“Lauren and Jasmine swam with us a few years ago, they had last year off, but they’re back on board and Lauren made two state qualifying times in the 50-metre breaststroke and 50-metre freestyle, so she’ll be off to state titles at the end of January.

“She’s also trying to get some Victorian Country Championships times so she can qualify for that again.”

Legg said club officials were expecting a big turnout at the Geelong-based Road Trip to Kardinia tomorrow.

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