Local swimmers in good form at championships

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The Oamaru contingent brought a respectable medal haul back from the Otago Swim Championships at Moana Pool in Dunedin.

The five strong team all made their respective finals but Angus Macaulay proved the stand out performer, picking up eight medals including a gold in the 1500 metre freestyle.

Team manager Michelle Walsh praised the young swimmers’ efforts against the tough competition.

“Angus was the swimmer of the meet for us, he gave it everything and did really well,” she said.

“All of the other kids did well to make their finals, the girls were in the 13 to 14 age group and they’re 13 so were competing against others that were a year older, but they all did really well.”

Otago Swimming Championship results;

Angus Macaulay:

1st – 1500 Free

2nd – 100 Back

2nd – 200 Free

2nd – 100 Free

3rd – 100 Fly

3rd – 50 Fly

3rd – 50 Free

3rd – 400 Free

4th – 200 IM (Nags time)

 Dani Walsh:

4th – 200 Breast

5th – 50 Breast

6th – 400 Free

6th – 100 Breast

 Latisha Halcrow:

7th – 50 Back

8th – 50 Fly

 Scott Clark:

4th – 1500m Free

Tandia Gooch:

7th – 100 Fly

8th – 50 Fly

By JAMES FORD

PHOTO: The North Otago swimmers performed well the at Otago Swimming Championships for 22-26 of January; Latisha Halcrow, Dani Walsh, Angus Macaulay, Pedro Barbosa, Scott Clark and Tandia Gooch – SUPPLIED