SHEPPARTON’S Aquamoves attracted over 2,200 spectators recently, hosting the 2011 Victorian Country Shortcourse Championships for their second consecutive year.
Organised and run by the Goulburn Valley and District Swimming Association in conjunction with Swimming Victoria, the event saw 444 competitors take part in the two-day competition in an attempt to be crowned the Victorian Country Shortcourse Champion.
Aquamoves Operations Coordinator, Sean Harrap told The Adviser it was fantastic to see so many people coming through the door.
“Aquamoves offers a larger regional facility allowing us to cater for the event and the volumes of people it attracts,” Mr Harrap said.
Greater Shepparton Mayor Geoff Dobson said hosting the event for the second straight year was a coup for the region.
“The influx of visitors also provides a tremendous boost for the local economy. Council’s Events and Promotions Branch estimates that the flow-on effect to the local economy is worth between $400,000 and $500,000, which is just fantastic,”
Cr Dobson said.
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