MILDURA Swimming Club cemented itself as the powerhouse of the local competition after winning the Fourth Pennant LC held last Friday night.
Making it four wins from four meeting this season, Mildura Swimming Club coach Josh Barila said it was a pleasing result for the team.
“It shows our training is paying off,” Barila said.
“During Covid we didn’t stop. We jumped on Zoom and did a lot of strength training.
“But the moment we could get in the pool we were in it.”
The Mildura club fields the biggest team in the region with more than 40 members.
On Friday night just under 100 swimmers participated in the pennant from six local clubs.
Thirty-four personal bests were broken throughout the course of the meeting, the highlight being that of Shontelle Hammond who wiped 10.07 seconds of her PB for the 50m backstroke.
Mildura Swimming Club secured its win with 84 placings consisting of 52 first places, 23 second places and nine thirds.
They finished on 616 points, ahead of the Murray Darling Swimming Club on 289; Red Cliffs Swimming Club on 204; Irymple Swimming Club on 188; Merbein Swimming Club on 164, and Robinvale Swimming Club on 149.
There are four more Pennant events to be held this season, with the next one being hosted by Irymple Swimming Club in January.
Meantime, local swimmers are preparing for the South Australian Country Championships to be staged from January 8 to 10 in Adelaide.
Thirteen Sunraysia swimmers are expected to contest the event to be held at the South Australia Aquatic Centre.