Geelong Swimming Club finishes three-peat

February 4, 2024 BY

L-R: GSC captains and head coach Brad Doolan, Aaron Tenabel, Cameron Ricchini, and Nicole Briscoe.

GEELONG Swimming Club (GSC) completed a three-peat at last week’s 2024 Victorian Country Championships, emerging triumphant at the annual swim meet for the third year in a row.

GSC travelled to Traralgon with a team of 63 swimmers competing over three days of racing with a haul of medals: 50 gold, 63 silver, 38 bronze, and 151 finals appearances.

The club announced two of its swimmers capped off strong showings with three country records.


Jacob Riches received Rod Godfrey Memorial Trophy for most aggregate points among under 13 years athletes.


Cameron Ricchini won the Men’s Open 400m Freestyle in 4:16.45, while Jacob Riches claimed two separate country records: the Boys 13 Years 100m Freestyle in 57.41 and the Boys 13 Years 100m Butterfly in 1:02.86.

Riches received the Rod Godfrey Memorial Trophy for scoring the most aggregate points for athletes under 13 years and under.

Dylan Logan was awarded the male Para Swimmer of the meet with the most aggregate points in the male multiclass division.

The club thanked GSC’s coaches led by head coach Aaron Tenabel for their efforts in preparing the swimmers, as well as club captains Cameron Ricchini, Nicole Briscoe and Bradley Doolan.

“All have worked extremely hard over many months to ensure swimmers were performing at their best across the three-day meet and will continue to do so over the coming months,” a club spokesperson said.


Geelong Swimming Club athletes celebrate after securing its third-straight Victorian Country Championships. Photos: SUPPLIED


“A big thanks goes out to all of our wonderful families and volunteers who travelled with the team to Traralgon – your support is invaluable, and you are just as much part of this win as those who hit the water.

“We also congratulate and acknowledge long-time district official, Mary Voss who was awarded the Herb Jeffrey Award, recognising her 15-plus year commitment to country swimming.

“We thank you for all of your hard work and support over many years within our district and beyond.”

GSC’s next major meet takes place at the Victorian Open Short Course Championships, to be held at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre from February 23-25.