2015 All Junior medalists - Harry Downing, Kiara Verbeek, Matt Baxter, Kaitlyn Morgan, Ella Downing, James Kealy
The club's junior swimmers were in the spotlight on March 21 and 22, competing at the 2015 Victorian Country All Junior competition. 46 swimmers had qualified to race
at MSAC in the semifinals, several racing for the first time in Melbourne.
The semi-finals were held on Saturday the with 16 swimmers making it through to the finals on Sunday. The finalists were Amy Jacobsen, Matthew Baxter,
Somaiya Harriden, Ella Downing, Hayley Jacobsen, Harry Downing, Sophie Waller, Kaitlyn Morgan, Ella Wassing, Kiara Verbeek, Connor Symons, James Kealy,
James Mittell, Sebastian Wood, Jarrod Slot, Ethan Waller, Zalli Lau, Thomas Hawke, Claudia Mountjoy, Halena Morgan, Liam Jacobsen, Imogen Wassing and Cameron Jordan.
Sunday saw some outstanding swims by the team, as the young guns claimed 10 medals in total. Sebastian Wood led the way, winning an outstanding three medals in total with silver in the 13 years boys butterfly, silver in backstroke and silver in freestyle. Matthew Baxter claimed two medals, silver in the 10 years boys butterfly and bronze in backstroke, Ella Downing silver in the 9 years girls butterfly, Kiara Verbeek silver in the 14 years girls breaststroke, James Kealy silver in the 11 years boys backstroke, Harry Downing bronze in the 12 years boys backstroke and Kaitlyn Morgan bronze in the 14 years girls breaststroke. The juniors will now have a well deserved break before training resumes in May for the winter short course season.
All the 2015 All Juniro Finals results
Kate And Cameron Jordan head to Sydney to represent the club at the Australian Championships and Australian Age Championships from April 3 through to April 22. Kate will be competing in the women's 50m and 100m breaststroke at the National Open titles as well as 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke at the Age Championships. Cameron will contest his first National championships, competing in the boys 100m and 200m breaststroke. The championships will be live streamed on the Swimming Australia website.
"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."
Kate Jordan - 2015 State Age bronze medalist in 200m butterfly2014-15 Time Trials program
You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.
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.