THE Wimmera mini-meet swimming competition at Horsham Aquatic Centre on Saturday saw the largest number of competitors flock to Horsham since it started in 2008.
More than 90 swimmers across a range of age groups competed at the meet, with more than 500 individual entries.
Swimmers from a number of clubs across western Victoria competed, including Horsham, Ballarat, Warrnambool, Casterton, Hamilton, Donald, Ararat and Stawell.
Age categories ranged from eight and under to 35 and over.
Horsham Swimming Club coach Jenny Ough said more than 40 records were broken on the day and the competition continued to grow in popularity.
“We had an excellent number of swimmers and a good range of clubs attending,” she said.
“Ararat has a lot of new swimmers so the numbers are certainly increasing in the area as those younger ones come through.
“I would think it would continue to become more popular – because of the age groups that were swimming here, we’ve got a good influx of under-eights and nine to 10s, so that keeps the competition going.”
Ough said the mini-meet was a good way to kick off the club’s new swimming season.
Stawell will host its swim meet on November 30 before Horsham’s on December 7.