Australian Age Championships team - Kiara, Matthew, Rebecca and Kate
Kiara Verbeek and Matthew Slot will race for the first time at the Georgina Hope Swimmers Foundation Australian Age Swimming Championships, joining Kate Jordan and Rebecca Holmes in competing against the best young swimmers in the country at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Complex in Homebush Bay. Kiara will contest the 13 year old girls 100m breaststroke, and Matthew will challenge for the 15 year old boys 200m breaststroke. Kate will swim the 16 year old girls 100m and 200m breaststroke events, and Rebecca will swim in the 17-18 year old girls 100m butterfly. The team has had a great season and look to finish off in style.
The Australian Championships (Commonwealth Games trials) in Brisbane saw a fantastic week of
swimming, and the Bendigo East medley relay of Carmen Franz, Kate Jordan, Rebecca Holmes and Holly Hawke produced an outstanding
swim to finish 9th. The race was set up by Carmen, swimming a new personal best 100m backstroke time in the lead off leg,
with Holly also swimming a PB as she anchored the team in the freestyle,
following strong swims from Kate in the breaststroke and Rebecca in the butterfly legs.
The team recieved lots of encouragement from other coaches and swimmers at the Championships, which was a great bonus for the
club. It was a great result and the congratulations of everyone go to the girls!!
The Bendigo East Swimming Club is very proud to announce a joint venture with the Melbourne Vicentre club. As a result of this arrangement, swimmers will 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.
"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."
Carmen, Holly, Kate and Rebecca - National Open Medley relay team. Well done in Brisbane!!How to join BESC
Behind the athlete you've become, the coaches who have pushed you, friends who have supported you,
the medals you have won and the hours of practice, is the little girl who fell in love with swimming in the
first place. Swim for her, not for anyone else.