Swimming North Coast held its short-course winter championships for southern clubs at the Forster swimming pool on the weekend of June 16-17.
Northern clubs competed at the Trinity pool, Lismore.
Both venues are indoor heated pools and have excellent facilities in an area which extends from Bulahdelah to Tweed Heads.
Entries for both venues were up on last year with the Trinity Lismore receiving 1065 entries and 36 relays with 142 swimmers from 16 area clubs and one visiting Queensland club.
The 16 local clubs were Alstonville, Coffs Harbour, Sawtell, Murwillumbah, Trinity, Woodenbong, SRT, Grafton, Lismore Workers, Kingscliff, Mullumbimy, Port Macquarie, Maclean, Nambucca, Richmond Valley and Twin Towns, and the Glennie from Queensland.
Forster attracted 952 entries and 45 relays with 126 swimmers.
The 12 area clubs were Bellingen, Coffs Harbour, Laurieton, Macksville, Forster, Port Macquarie, Wingham, Wauchope, Gloucester, Sawtell, Kempsey and Taree.
Six visiting clubs included Bond, Central Newcastle, Clarencetown, Hunter Valley, Raymond Terrace and Titans.
National swimmers who competed at Forster were locals, Dane Jeffery, Claire Van Kampen, Jesse and Nash Wilkes and Pheobe Bentley from Port Macquarie.
Multi Class national swimmers are Kimberley Goshorn Port, Morgan Jean, Wauchope and Madeline Goodridge, Claire and Sarah McIntosh all from Laurieton.
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