2016 Country SC medalists: Cameron Jordan, Harry Downing, Layla Day and Kate Jordan
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 Jordan2015 Bendigo East Annual Sprint meet results - Bendigo East results - MM results
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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.
- Michael Phelps
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.