Coleambally were able to host their first meet in a quarter of a century and have received high praise from all who turned out.
With 87 kids from around the Riverina turning out in Coleambally for the meet, Naomi Jones from the Coleambally Swim Club said the wheels are in motion to get another one next year.
“Swimming Australia is looking at the possibility of coming back here next year,” she said.
“We have had such great feedback, and everyone was positive about our facilities.
“Obviously the hope for next year is to make it even bigger since the rural kids don’t get access to many development days.”
As a club, the Coleambally Swim Club had a successful day.
“They (Coleambally swimmers) did pretty well,” she said.
“I think everyone got a ribbon and that was the objective. The whole thing is about getting kids confident around the water. If we can do that we are potentially saving lives.”
Their success in the pool didn’t go unnoticed by some of the other smaller clubs from around the Riverina.
“We had Narrandera and Lockhart approach us for the possibility of setting up a challenge,” she said.
“Stuff like that will help to build the kids confidence.”