Swimmer of the Month - Sponsor Rinaldos

Every month a swimmer will be selected by the coaches for their dedication to swimming, training, teamwork and enthusiasm. The swimmer of the month receives a feature in the coaches newsletter.

January  2019 -       Claire Hernan 

Welcome to the
Wangaratta Amateur Swimming Club
Formed in 1946, Wangaratta Amateur Swimming Club is a community and values-based club, family-focussed, promoting swimming and a healthy lifestyle through competition. Our club enables members to transition after Learn To Swim through our squad programs to continue their development as swimmers and/or competitors in age group, Open and Masters swimming. Members are able to compete locally, and with eligible times, at State or National levels.


Sunday 14th July 2019

Meet Flyer       Individual Entries     Relay Entry

2019 Victorian Country Championships

Well done on and outsanding weekend of Racing

9th Club on the point Score, Best in the O&M
Girls 6th, Best in O&M
Boys 13th

Maggie - Highest point scorer at the Championships winner of Bruce Carter Trophy
Gabe - 7th Male on points, Best in the O&M
Claire - 3rd O&M Female on points

Maggie - 7 Gold, 3 Bronze, 6 Event Records, Australia Day medallion for the swim with the highest FINA points on Australia Day
Gabe - Silver, 2 Bronze, First Country LC medals
Claire - 5 Finals
Grace - 3 Finals
Henry - 3 Finals, First Country LC finals
Callum - Final
Open Female Medley relay - 7th
17 & O Female Frestyle relay - 6th
Mixed Medley relay - 5th
Mixed Freestyle relay - 5th
14 & U Female Freestyle relay - 8th
Open Female Freestyle realy - 4th

Wangaratta Amateur's Finalists

National Qualifiers

Congratulations to our newest National qualifiers.

As a result of their PB’s at the Victorian Sprint Championships.
Henry, Gabe, Maggie and Lucy have Qualified for the National Age 4x50 Mixed Medley Relay.

2019 Victorian Sprint Championships

More outstanding swimming from our swimmers.
Grace - Back Final, 10th
Claire - 100% PB’s, Fly and Breast Finals. Fly 9th, Breast 10th
Lucy - 2 PB’s. Fly 14th
Henry - 100% PB’s, Back Final, 10th
Allegra - 100% PB’s
Giann - 2 PB’s
Maggie - 3 PB’s, Free, Back and Fly Finals. Gold Fly, Silver Free
Gabe - 100% PB’s. Breast 16th

2019 Victorian Age Championships

Outstanding efforts from all swimmers.

Wangaratta Amateur #1 Ovens and Murray Club

Maggie - 5 Gold, Silver, Bronze, 3 Country Records, 14 year Age Group Champion
Claire - 10th Victorian 100m Breaststroke, 9th Victorian 200m Breaststroke
Gabe 100% PB's, 9th Victorian 200m Breaststroke
Lucy - Improved rankings
Henry - 100% PB's

JX Clinic

One of the Swimming Australia JX Clinics was held at Wangaratta. Wangaratta Amateur assited in the organisation of the event.

Olympic Gold medal and Current Victorian Head Coach - Rohan Taylor was assited by Gary Barklay.

The swimmers were challenged by Rohan and Gary who emphasised the importance of the correct hoeizontal body position in swimming.

Thanks to Rohan and Gary for bringing the clinic to the North East.


Maggie and Mark were both part of the Victorian team which competed at the State Teams Championship.
This meet is the National Short Course Championship for Age Group swimmers and the Victorian team finished second behind Queensland.
Maggie Swam personal best times in her 50 Butterfly, 100 Freestyle and 100 Backstroke.
Her placings were excellent.
Individually she finished: 4th 50 Freestyle, 3rd 50 Butterfly, 5th 100 Freestyle, 4th 100 Backstroke and 3rd 200 Freestyle.
Maggie was also part of three relays. 4 × 100 Medley 3rd, 4 × 100 Freestyle 2nd, 8 × 50 Freestyle 4th.

13/14 Girls Team


Grace, Claire, Henry, Maggie, Zoe and Gabe competed at the Victorian Open Short Course Championships.
Claire swam a PB in her 50 Fly.
Henry swam a PB of 29.96 in his 50 Backstroke, making him the first Wangaratta Amateur swimmer to go under 30 for 50 Backstroke. Maggie swam a PB in her 200 Backstroke and placed 9th in both the 50 and 100 Butterfly.


Another oustanding meet for Wanagaratta Amateur swimmers

Highest placed O&M club on the point score
Maggie - Gold, 3 Silver
Claire - 2 Finals (10th), 6 top 20
Henry - 12th 200 Back, 2 top 20
Gabe - 13th 100 IM, 4 top 20
Lucy H - 100% PB's

Maggie selected in Victorian Team for State teams SC
Mark selected as a coach on the Victorian team


Fantastic results at the Victorian Country Championships

Tenth place on aggregate point score
Third O&M Club. Best in Wangaratta

Maggie - 4 Gold, Silver
Gabe - Silver, 3 Bronze, 100% PB's
Claire - Silver, 100% PB's
Henry - 2 Bronze, 100 % PB's
Eva - PB's
Milli - PB's
Callum - 5 PB's from 6 swims
Grace - PB's
Lucy H - PB's
Allegra - 100% PB's
Giann - 4 PB's from 5 swims
Zoe - 100% PB's

Junior Excellence Awards

Congratulations to the following swimmers on their Junior Excellence awards.
Henry - Silver
Giann - Silver
Gabe - Silver
Callum - Silver
Milli - Bronze
Eliza C - Bronze
Lucy H - Bronze
Tessa - Bronze
Merlin - Bronze
Eva - Green
Claire - Green
Allegra - Green

2018 Presentation Night

Congratulations to the award winners at our annual presentation night.

Past and Present Club Captains with the new Honour Board

2018-19 Club Captains - Gabe and Claire

2018 National Age Championships

Well done to Maggie on her National Age results
Bronze - 100 Butterfly and 200 Freestyle
Country Record in 200 Freestyle
5th - 100 Freestyle
10th - 50 Freestyle
90 % PB's

2018 SSV Finals

Well done to all the Wanagaratta Amateur swimmers who represented their schools in the SSV state finals.
Claire - Bronze 200 IM
Allegra - Bronze Relay
Milli - Bronze Relay
Gabe - 4th 50 Breaststroke
Lucy H - 5th 200 & 400 Freestyle
Giann - 5th Backstroke

All Junior Semis and Finals

A great weekend of swimming filled with PB's
Callum - Bronze Back, Breast, Free
Maddie - 5th Breast
Harry - 8th Back & 10th Free
Sadie - 5th Free
Giann - First emergency Back

Wangaratta Amateur WINS Red Gum Shield

The Red Gum Shield is awarded to the Premier club in the Ovens & Murray District. Points won at relays and the Ovens and Murray championships were enough for Wangaratta Amateur to be crowned the number one club in the Ovens & Murray.

 Individual Championship honours went to
Gabe Watson, who was the 16 Year boys age Champion.
Maggie Skewes won the Gordon Dowling trophy for winning the Open Women’s 100m Freestyle, The Frank Fenwick trophy for closet to a National Butterfly qualifying time and 14 Year Girls age group champion.

Ovens & Murray Relay Meet

Well done at the relay meet. Bronze to the 16 & Under Girls Freestyle - Maggie Skewes, Lucy Hughes, Claire Hernan, Milli Allen
Awesome job with the green and gold.

Ovens & Murray District Championships

Terrific weekend of swimming and great results.
Maggie - 8 Gold, Silver, 2 Bronze, 3 District Records
Open 100m Freestyle Champion - breaking Belinda Hocking's event record
Gabe - 3 Gold, 2 Silver, 4 Bronze
Callum - Gold, 8 Silver, 2 Bronze
Giann - 3 Silver, 3 Bronze, 15 sec PB in 200 IM
Lucy L - Silver, 4 Bronze, 6 Finals
Claire Silver, 3 Bronze, 8 Finals
Lucy H - Bronze, 10 Finals
Sadie - Bronze, 100% PB's
Eva - PB's, 2 Finals
Harry - PB, 2 Finals
Milli - 6 Finals, 11 sec PB in 200 IM
Henry - 9 Finals
Allegra - 100% PB's

Elli and Mark at State Teams Short Course

Belinda Hocking Drops in on Training
Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific Gold medalist Belinda Hocking dropped in on training. Belinda showed off her hardware and offered advice to the swimmers. Belinda also spoke of her journey.

Cameron, Jack, Izzy, Brianna, Grace and Emma with Leigh Nugent

Elli and Brianna with World Championship and Olympic Medallist
Andrew Lauterstein

Lucy, Shayla and Annabelle with Olympian, World Champion and
World Record Holder Linley Frame