SALE Swimming Club came second overall at the Gippsland championships.
Sale scored 695.5 points, five ahead of third-placed South Gippsland Bass. Traralgon continued its dominance, claiming the top prize with 1967.5.
Traralgon also won the male and female titles, with Sale second in the female and fourth in the male.
Sale won 54 medals — 13 gold, 23 silver and 18 bronze — during the event held at the Lex Glover Regional Aquatics Complex in Sale.
The Labour Day weekend event, the final and most prestigious meet on the Gippsland Swimming program, attracted more than 400 swimmers from the region’s seven clubs.
Among the stars for Sale was Brodie Rowand, who won three gold medals. She won the girls’ nine and 10 years 50 metre freestyle, 50m breaststroke and the 10 and under 200m individual medley.
Brodie also came second in the nine and 10 years 50m butterfly behind Sale teammate Ainsley Trotter.
Charlie Noble, 15, also won three gold medals, in the girls’ 15-16 years 100m butterfly, 100m freestyle and women’s 100m butterfly.
Charlie collected silver in the women’s 200m butterfly and 100m freestyle.
Graham Duffell claimed gold in the men’s 35 and over 50m freestyle. Sale had a clean sweep of the medals, with Tony Anderson in second and Kai Dettbarn third.
Alex Seys, 16, won the men’s 200m butterfly, with Joel Hutchins, 17, second.
Joel combined with Lachlan Shepherd, Aaron Castle and Tony Anderson to win the men’s 17 and over 4x50m medley relay. Grahan Duffell, Glen Dihood, Kai Dettbarn and Michael Pratt came third.
Arki Vardy won the boys’ 9-10 50m butterfly and 50m backstroke.
Jake Hutchins won the boys’ 13-14 100m butterfly, and collected silver in the 100m freestyle.
Joel Hutchins, 17, finished second in the boys’ 17 and over 50m butterfly, the men’s 100m and 200m freestyle, and came equal second in the 17 and over 50m freestyle.
Joel, Lachlan Shepherd, Tony Anderson and Graham Duffell came second in the men’s 17 and over 4x50m freestyle relay. Aaron Castle, Kai Dettbarn, Michael Pratt and Mick Hatwell came third.
Lachlan came second in the boys’ 17 and over 50m backstroke ahead of Joel in third.
Tony Anderson came second in the men’s 25 and over 50m freestyle, with Graham Duffell was third.
Alex Seys came second in the boys’ 15-16 100m butterfly, 200m IM and men’s 400m IM.
Jordan Rowand collected silver medals in the girls’ 17 and over 50m butterfly, 200m IM and women’s 17 and over 50m breaststroke.
Jordan, Shaylee Wedlock, Megan Keil and Chelsea Kent came second in the women’s 17 and over 4x50m freestyle relay.
Chelsea won silver in the women’s 25 and over 50m freestyle.
Dean Feltis came second in boys’ eight and under 50m backstroke.
Sarah Provily, Molly Dettbarn, Aliesha Turnbull and Lilian Canfield came second in the girls’ eight and under 4x50m freestyle relay.
Isabella Tatterson came third in the girls’ 9-10 50m breastroke, while Brodie Rowand finished third in the girls’ 9-10 50m backstroke.
Isabella and Brodie combined with Ainsley Trotter and Georgia Anderson to win bronze in the girls’ 10 and under 4x50m freestyle relay. The four swimmers also came third in the girls’ 10 and under 4x50m medley relay.
Arki Vardy, Sheldy Dingwall, Ben Hall and Hamish Anderson collected bronze in the boys’ 12 and under 4x50m medley relay.
Arki also won bronze in the boys’ 9-10 50m freestyle and 10 and under 200m IM.
Jordan Rowand came third in the women’s 200m breaststroke and 400m IM.
Bronze medals were also won by Donna Rowand in the women’s 35 and over 50m freestyle, Jake Hutchins in the boys’ 13-14 100m backstroke, Joel Hutchins in the men’s 100m butterfly, and Lachlan Shepherd in the men’s 100m backstroke.