2016 State Age SC medalists: Katerina Pizzo and Cameron Jordan
Cameron Jordan and Katerina Pizzo have turned in medal winning performances at the recent Victorian State Age Short Course Championships as the short course season
came to its conclusion. The club was represented by 19 swimmers at MSAC, with numerous PB swims recorded. Cameron set club and District records in claiming silver
in the boys 14-years 200m breaststroke in a time
of 2.25.85. He then backed up that performance by bringing home the bronze medal in the boys 14-years 100m breaststroke event.
Katerina had a very consistent meet. Her first five events in the multi-class competition saw a succession of PB times, before a terrific 2 second PB of 51.50 in
the womens 50m backstroke claimed the bronze medal at her first State Championships.
Kate Jordan and Layla Day also finished as top 10 finalists. The improvements by all swimmers at the meet are very encouraging for a strong summer long course
It has been a successful past month for the club with April Downing, Veda Haines, Emily Evans and Nicholas Kearns all winning their respective age groups at the Ballarat Top 5 series. The club also reclaimed the Stables-Evely Trophy at the Eaglehawk Winter Series held at the Peter Krenz Leisure Centre over the winter months.
33 Bendigo East Swimming Club swimmers had a very successful meet at the first of the championship events of the season,
the Victorian Country Short Course Championships held in Ballarat. The club came away from the championships with 1 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze medals.
Layla Day struck gold in the Girls 12-13 years 100m Individual Medley event, storming home from the outside lane to blitz her opposition. Cameron Jordan, the youngest
in the field, pushed his older rivals right to the finish line in a very close finish to claim silver in the men's 200m Breaststroke, along with silver in the Boys
14-15 years 100m breaststroke. Kate Jordan went stroke for stroke with her rivals in the last lap to claim an exciting silver in the women's 200m Butterfly event.
Kate also won silver in the women's 18 & over 100m Breaststroke and bronze in the women's 18 & over 100m Butterfly. Harry Downing produced an outstanding personal
best in the boys 12-13 100m Backstroke to win the bronze medal.
Bendigo East finished sixth in the overall team rankings, up one place from last year. Competing at Ballarat were: Matthew Baxter, Chelsea Beale, Olivia Boef, Hunter Boswell, Layla Day, Ella Downing, Harry Downing, Emily Evans, Veda Haines, Mackai Harriden, Somaiya Harriden, Holly Hawke, Thomas Hawke, Emma Hindson, Harrison Howell, Tyson Jelbart, Cameron Jordan, Kate Jordan, James Kealy, Emily Kearns, Nicholas Kearns, Ziggy Lau, Aimee McMahon, Anna Mittell, Halena Morgan, Xavier Morrissey, Gus Nankervis, Alexandra Nelson, Tahlee O'Keefe, Katerina Pizzo, Bryce Schubert, Erin Smeelie, Georgia Waller and Sophie Waller.
"BESC aims to develop the opportunity for swimmers of all abilities to progress from learning to swim to competitive swimming, and achieve their full potential in a supportive, friendly, and social setting. The club encourages community and team spirit, and strives to promote a lifelong love of the sport."
2015-16 Andrew Jones Memorial award: Champion of Champions - Cameron and Kate Jordan2016 Bendigo East Annual Sprint meet - 13 November
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Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
The Bendigo East Swimming Club is very proud of the joint venture with the Melbourne Vicentre club. As a result of
this arrangement, swimmers have opportunities to train with Vicentre squads in Melbourne on a regular basis. The club looks forward to the further
development and strengthening of the links with one of the strongest clubs in Australia.
- Dan Gable
The Bendigo East Swimming Club is very proud of the joint venture with the Melbourne Vicentre club. As a result of this arrangement, swimmers have opportunities to train with Vicentre squads in Melbourne on a regular basis. The club looks forward to the further development and strengthening of the links with one of the strongest clubs in Australia.