2014 BESC 2015 State Age team

The 2015 State Age team - good luck in Melbourne!

Good luck to the team in Melbourne for the 2015 Victorian Age Championships

A team of 21 swimmers is at MSAC competing at the State Age Championships, looking to build on a solid season to date. The team includes Layla Day, Emily Evans, Holly Hawke, Kate Jordan, Anna Mittell, Kaitlyn Morgan, Maggies Skewes, Kiara Verbeek, Sophie Waller, Brittany Wassing, Ella Wassing, Imogen Wassing, Harry Downing, Bailey Harriden, Thomas Hawke, Cameron Jordan, Torsten Lau, Bryce Schubert, Mitchell Sherlock, Jarrod Slot and Matthew Slot. For Layla, this will be the first time she has competed at State level, which is a great achievement.

Day 3 update:
After Day 3 of the 2015 Victorian Age Swimming Championships, Bendigo East swimmers have produced a series of outstanding results, with most of the team swimming personal beat times. The team of 21 swimmers have been competing against the best age group swimmers in the state, as well as swimmers from interstate, Japan and New Zealand at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre. The team has made 10 finals, with Kate Jordan finishing 7th in the girls 17-18 years 100m breaststroke, 5th in 400m Individual Medley and 5th in 200m breaststroke, Matthew Slot 8th in the boys 16 years 400m freestyle and 8th in 400 IM, Emily Evans 6th in the girls 12 years 100m backstroke and 9th in 200m backstroke, Harry Downing 6th in the boys 11 and under 200m IM and Mitchell Sherlock 8th in the boys 13 and under 800m freestyle with a 14 second PB. Among many other great performances, the effort of Jarrod Slot in finishing 12th in the boys 14-15 years 1500m with a 26 second PB was outstanding. The relays teams have also performed very well, all swimming under their entry times, with the girls 12 4x50m freestyle relay and the girls 18/u 4x100m freestyle relay teams both finishing 11th.

Congratulations to the team for a very successful home meet

The whole club came out to stage a very successful home Sprint meet on November 16. On a chilly and damp morning, many volunteers helped set up to pool for racing in near record time, and 82 swimmers represented the club, making up half of the 164 swimmers competing from 13 clubs overall. The home swimmers dominated proceedings, winning 144 of the 222 medals on offer. There were many outstanding individual performances, with the standouts including Bailey Harriden, Mitchell Sherlock and Matthew Slot for the boys, and Holly Hawke, Emily Evans and Kate Jordan for the girls. Many of the younger swimmers swam excellent PBs despite the cold conditions, and several meet records were set.

See here for the complete Bendigo East Annual Sprint meet results, the Bendigo East results, and the MM file.

Vicentre partnership

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.

Welcome to Bendigo East Swimming Club!

"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."

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2014 Eaglehawk Winter series winners

Winners at the Eaglehawk Winter series - Jarrod Slot, Bryce Schubert and Amy Jacobsen and Ella Downing.

2014-15 Time Trials program
Targeted meets Summer 2014

BESC Qualifying meet results, Dec 6

How to join BESC
Season 2013-14 Handbook
2014 Annual General Meeting report
November 2014 Newsletter
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Learn To Swim program
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