Sale swimmers produce a fine showing in home pool

Sale enjoyed a strong day in the pool on Sunday. File photo

Josh Farrell

Sale hosted the second Gippsland Swimming meet on Sunday at the Aqua Energy complex, presenting a great opportunity for swimmers to show their skills around family and friends.
At their home meet the Sale swimmers put in a strong performance after starting their season well last week in their first meet at Traralgon.
Tara Dihood started the day for Sale, finishing third in the 200 metre freestyle.
Max Williamson then got the clubs first win, taking out the nine-and-under 50m freestyle by a comfortable two seconds.
Stella Whitford then followed up a few races later with another win for Sale in the 14-15 50m breaststroke finishing almost three seconds ahead of her rivals.
Mia Whitford then followed up with a second place in the 16-and-over 50m breaststroke finishing 12 seconds ahead of third place. Riley Lowe then came in third for his event, the 12-13 50m breaststroke.
Teddy Ripper got Sale back on the winners list winning the 14-15 50m breaststroke ahead of teammate Jamieson Barton who finished third.
Oliver Dwyer was just pipped in his 10-11 50m butterfly going down to Aidan Smyth by four one hundredths of a second to finish second.
Molly Dettbarn finished third in her 12-13 50m freestyle heat, while Alessandra Southern won her 14-15 50m butterfly by over a second.
Mitchell Dihood finished third in the 12-13 50m butterfly. Scarlett Tavasci came in second for the girls’ individual medley beating out rivals three years her senior in an impressive performance.
Sophie Arnup ensured Sale’s run of finishing top three continued, getting a second place in the nine-and-under 100m freestyle.
Jesse Taylor just pipped Tessa Newstead to finish third in the 10-11 100m freestyle. Max Williamson came in third for the nine-and-under 100m freestyle.
Harry Whitford and Oliver Dyer continued Sale’s dominant day when they finished first and second respectively for the 10-11 100m freestyle, finishing well ahead of their rivals.
Tara Dihood continued Sale’s run of top three finishes, coming in second for the 12-13 100m freestyle.
Alessandra Southern continued her strong day of competition finishing second for the 14-15 100m freestyle joined in the top three by Charlie Price-Wigg.
Mia Whitford continued what was quickly becoming a great day for Sale, finishing third in the 16-and-over 100m freestyle. Riley Lowe put in a solid swim to finish third in the 12-13 100m freestyle.
Teddy Ripper got third for the 14-15 100 metre freestyle and Sadie Daly also finished third for the nine-and-under 100m freestyle.
Sale locked out the top four in the 10-11 100m freestyle with Harry Whitford, Oliver Dyer, Cooper Beckman and Toby Turnbull finishing first to fourth respectively.
Tara Dihood finished third in the 12-13 100m backstroke and Alessandra Southern finished second in the 14-15 100m backstroke.
Riley Lowe finished second in the 800m freestyle and Lily Wheeler won the 10-11 100m butterfly.
Tara Dihood completed a second place finish in the 12-13 100m butterfly and Scarlett Tavasci finished third in the 14-15 100m butterfly.
Zayden Burton came in second for the 12-13 100m butterfly and Mia Whitford won the girls 200m butterfly.
Teddy Ripper continued his day of strong results just pipping Owen Jones to finish second. Sophie Arnup finished second in the nine-and-under 50m backstroke and Jesse Daly came in third in her 50m backstroke.
Max Williamson got another top three finish getting third in the nine-and-under 50m backstroke.
Harry Whitford won the 10-11 50m backstroke and Tara Dihood finished third in the 50m backstroke.
Alessandra Southern snagged another top three finish to make it four for the day finishing second in the 14-15 50m backstroke.
Zayden Burton finished in a comfortable second place for the 12-13 50m backstroke and Jesse Daly was just pipped for second in the 10-11 50m freestyle and Max Williamson finished second in the nine-and-under 50m freestyle continuing a great day for the young swimmer.
Harry Whitford won the 10-11 50m freestyle comfortably accounting for Aidan Smyth.
Molly Detbarn and Alessandra Southern finished second for their heats of 12-13 50m freestyle and the 14-15 50m freestyle respectively.
Riley Lowe came in second for the 12-13 50m freestyle and Teddy Ripper finished third for the 14-15 50m freestyle.
Charlie Price-Wigg finished third in the 200m backstroke and Zayden Burton came in third for the boys 200m backstroke ensuring Sale was a repeat top three finisher throughout the day.
Adelaide Ripper just finished second behind Sienna Hunt in the 10-11 100m breaststroke.
Max Williamson won the nine-and-under 100 metre breaststroke and Toby Turnbull finished second in the 10-11 100m breaststroke.
Rounding out the day, Scarlett Tavasci finished second in the 14-15 100m breaststroke. Mia Whitford finished second in the 16-and-over 100 metre breaststroke, Mitchell Dihood came third in the 12-13 100m breaststroke, Teddy Ripper won the 14-15 100m breaststroke and Blake Vine came second for the 16-and-over 100m breaststroke to round out a strong day for the club.