Swimming North Coast short course championships coming to Forster

Forster's Claire Van Kampen will compete in the event this weekend.
Forster's Claire Van Kampen will compete in the event this weekend.

The Swimming North Coast short course championships will be partially held in Forster Indoor Pool from June 16-17.

National Forster swimmers, Dane Jeffery, Claire Van Kampen, Jesse and Nash Wilkes will be competing against some of the strongest swimmers in the region.

The event is expected to attract 952 entries, 45 relays with 126 swimmers from clubs in the area, including Bellingen, Coffs Harbour, Laurieton, Macksville, Forster, Port Macquarie, Wingham, Wauchope, Gloucester, Sawtell, Kempsey and Taree.

There will also be six visiting clubs; Bond, Central Newcastle, Clarencetown, Hunter Valley, Raymond Terrace and Titans.

Swimming North Coast publicity officer, Faye Rowles encouraged the community to get involved with the event and support the local swimmers.

“Do come and see the swimmers in action over the weekend,” she said.