It is with much regret that Triathlon Victoria advise the 2022/23 Victorian Aquathlon Championships, due to be held on Sunday 29th January in Shepparton, have been cancelled.
Due to adverse weather conditions, local council has advised algae levels in the water at Kialla Lakes are too significant for the event to proceed.
Despite multiple efforts and investigations at alternative venues, Triathlon Victoria and the Shepparton Triathlon Club have made the difficult decision to cancel the event for 2022/23.
Triathlon Australia’s Victoria State Services Manager, Murray Newham, says the abandonment of the event is a huge blow for the Shepparton Triathlon Club and the entire community.
“The Victorian Aquathlon Championships are a significant event on our calendar that everyone was looking forward to,” said Newham.
“The Shepparton community has been through so much recently with the floods. It would have been great to see this event proceed, not just for the residents, but to highlight this great area to those travelling from across Victoria and interstate.
“We are extremely grateful for all the challenging work Shepparton Triathlon Club have put in behind the scenes in the planning for this event and appreciate the support of the local council too.”
School Sport Victoria (SSV), Multiclass, Kids and Enticer entrants will be contacted regarding alternative racing arrangements.
For more information, including details concerning 2023 Australian Age Group Multisport Team Selection, please contact Triathlon Victoria on (03) 9598 9696.