BALLARAT’S best junior swimmers will contest the Victorian Country Swimming Championships in their final meet for the summer season before qualifying for April’s national titles gets under way.
The Vic Country championships will run in Albury-Wodonga at the Waves Aqua Aquatic Centre between January 24 and 26.
More than 600 Victorian children will participate across the 95 events.
The event will take place after the Victorian Open State Swimming Championships, which will run in Melbourne this weekend.
The open state championships is one of the biggest events outside the national championships.
Among the 16 Ballarat swimmers competing will be Olympians Alicia Coutts and James Magnussen, along with numerous international and interstate swimmers.
VIC OPEN SQUAD
BALLARAT SWIMMING CLUB: Danielle Anstis, Michael Rodger, Taylor Smith, Jessica Stewart.
BALLARAT GCO SWIMMING CLUB: Connor Bentley, Daniel Mroczkowski.
BALLARAT GOLD SWIMMING CLUB: Winona Hoffman, Ruby Halliday, Thomas Halliday, Matthew Jenkins, Ella McCahon, Bradley Mellington, Jed Prouse, Hayley Tucker, Annie Turner, Maaike Vrij.
VIC COUNTRY SQUADS
BALLARAT SWIMMING CLUB: Danielle Anstis, Riley Caldow, Sam Crothers-Bade, Chiara Dew, Janessa Fitzgerald, Yasmine Fitzgerald, Harrison Griffith, Roseann Mitchell, Michael Rodger, Taylor Smith, Jessica Stewart, Sophie Thomas, Sam Tilley, Lili Trevena, Shogo Trevena, Takumi Trevena, Catherine Zhao.
BALLARAT GCO SWIMMING CLUB: Riley Afford, Connor Bentley, Harrison Doust, Tom Edmonds, Matthew McColl, Andrew McDougall, Daniel Mroczkowski, Raphael Mroczkowski, Callum Parkinson, Liam Parkinson, Samuel Parkinson, Matthew Snibson, Darcy Williams.
BALLARAT GOLD SWIMMING CLUB: Xavier Alexander, Joshua Brien, Stephanie Brentnall, Jordan Davis, Benjamin Fritch, Ruby Halliday, Thomas Halliday, Lochlainn Heley, Anthony Hoffman, Winona Hoffman, Matthew Jenkins, Ella McCahon, Bradley Mellington, Sophie Nield, Ebony Olver, Lucy Olver, Jed Prouse, Darby Ryan, Jareth Smart, Joshua Stahl, Hayley Tucker, Annie Turner, Harry Turner, Maaike Vrij, Chloe Walton, Joel Walton.