Congratulations to all forty swimmers who competed at the Metro East Selection Trials at Ringwood. It was a fantastic event with so many new swimmers competing. There was also a stack of personal best times recorded.
Nineteen swimmers qualified top 10 and will go on to compete at MSAC in the semi-finals.
I would again like to thank all our parents for supporting the club by helping with timekeeping throughout the afternoon.
This year Ruyton Aquatic had fifteen very talented swimmers compete in the 2017 Victorian Age Championships. There were some outstanding results;
Congratulations to the team.
The bus left early for Geelong on Saturday 26 November with 11 very excited swimmers on board. It was a cloudy start to the day but by lunchtime the sun was peeping out. There were some good performances with over 20 PB’s recorded 4 gold, 8 silver and 6 bronze medals won and 2 state qualifying times achieved. The announcer did have some trouble pronouncing our name but with help from the swimmers he had it in the end! As always McDonalds was a hit on the way home. I would like to say how well the children handled themselves. A credit to Ruyton Aquatic!
Ruyton Aquatic can be very proud of the performances our three 10 year old swimmers, Romanee, Amelia and Juliet did at the recent 7-10 Metro Finals.
It was a triumphant morning for the Metro East Team winning the overall point score. As co-captain of the team, Juliet represented the district on the dais as they were awarded the overall aggregate trophy.
In the individual events Amelia blitzed the field winning the 10 years 50m free and back.
The full results as follows;
1st 50 free, 1st 50 back, 4th 50 fly, 10th 50 brs
1st free relay
1st medley relay
9th 50 free, 12th 50 brs and 50 fly, 27th 50 back
3rd free relay
3rd medley relay
11th 50 brs, 16th 50 back, 18th 50 fly, 23rd 50 free.
It was an exciting morning for all!!
Seven of Ruyton’s best 7-10 year old swimmers competed at Ringwood on Saturday at the Metro East 7-10 Selection Trials.
From 23 individual swims 19 were PBs. New member, 9 year old Konstantina, bravely competed for the first time finishing her three events with a huge smile on her face! 8 year old Elise made it through to the next round finishing top 10 in the 50 breaststroke. Annabelle and Paige both took multiple seconds off their times. Amelia, Romanee and Juliet also had great results finishing top 10 in all 4 individual races. The four girls will go on to compete for Metro East against the other districts in November.
Well done to all and thank you to our parent timekeepers.
Congratulations to all our Open and 12/under Short Course representatives. There were some wonderful swims topped off with Rileys third place in the Boys 12 years 50 freestyle.
It was a very successful Victorian Age Short Course Championships for Ruyton Aquatic with all eight swimmers having outstanding performances.
From 41 swims (including finals) 34 personal best times were recorded. Abi had one of the largest time drops taking 5.50 seconds off her 200 breaststroke to win the event followed by Ben who took 3.90 seconds off his 100 breaststroke.
Abi, Mia and Jemma all made finals. Abi won the 13 years 200 breaststroke, and came 2nd in the 100 breaststroke.
Congratulations to Mia, Abi, Brooke, Vanessa, Rachel, Ben and Alex.
This year Ruyton Aquatic had six swimmers travel to Adelaide for the 2016 GHF National Age Championships. Four swimmers, Mia, Rachel, Abigail and India qualified for individual events. With significant personal best times India won silver medals in both the 50 and 100 backstroke for multi class swimmers and bronze in the 200 individual medley. Mia and Rachel both clocked seasonal personal best times in their 50 freestyles. Our first ever 14 and under freestyle relay team handled the pressure well taking 2.19 seconds off their entry time to finish third Victorian team and eighteenth overall. The team consisted of Mia, Rachel, Brooke and Vanessa.
This year Ruyton Aquatic had seventeen swimmers compete in the All Junior semi finals. The cool conditions did not stop our swimmers competing at their best with many personal best times recorded. Nine year old Amelia was a stand out with eight personal best times from eight swims. Also well done to our youngest swimmers, seven year old Caitlyn and Chloe, who both competed at such an event for the first time.
This year Ruyton had six swimmers qualify through to finals with the following sensational results;
Amelia: 6th 50 fly, 1st 50 back, 6th 50 br/s, 2nd 50 free
Mia: 9th 50 fly, 2nd 50 back, 1st 50 free
Abi: 2nd 50 fly, 3rd 50 br/s
Brooke: 4th 50 fly, 5th 50 back, 7th 50 free
Vanessa: 10th 50 fly, 7th 50 free
Rachel: 4th 50 fly
I was very proud of all the Ruyton Aquatic members who attended Tasmania this year. Over the four days of competition they competed with composure, determination and courage. There were some amazing results;
It was an absolutely beautiful day at Monash Aquatic Centre for this years Metro East District Championships. The new Ruyton Aquatic Banner was flying and so were the swimmers in the pool. This year the district graded the relays on times and all members of our seven relays won medals.
After winning A grade medals in their respective age groups, Jemma and Abi have been selected to represent Metro East in Canberra in June.
Dasha and Rachel also won A grade medals in non selection events.
Congratulations to Charlotte B and Riley who competed in their first 100m events.
Congratulations to all sixteen sprint competitors. Over the course of the championship twenty two personal best time were recorded which is quite amazing considering some of the times were only achieved a few weeks earlier. Mia, Rachel, Sejune and Abi qualified top 10 in the state and competed in the finals. Rachel had the best meet of her swimming career winning her first state medal. She finished third in the 50m freestyle in a time of 28.50. Results were as follows;
Rachel - 3rd 50 freestyle
Abi - 6th 50 freestyle, 9th 50 Butterfly
Mia - 6th 50 freestyle, 8th 50 backstroke
Sejune - 9th 50 freestyle
The weather didn't favor the Open Championships with day one heats being delayed an hour due to thunderstorms. Once the storms passed though India and Mia were ready to race. There was some fierce competition in the multi class events with swimmers from interstate and overseas. Over the three days India raced eight individual events and made five finals. She had an incredibly successful meet beating some of her own long standing personal best times. It was Mia's first meet since her knee surgery. She swam a very fast 50 freestyle which was just .04 off her national time. It was exciting to see Mia racing again.
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