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20 May 2013

2013 Annual General Meeting
BESC Annual Report

Country Short Course Championships in Wangaratta

Day 1 saw many great swims, as the team collected 7 medals. Rebecca Holmes took gold in the girls 16-17 years 100m butterfly, along with bronze in her 100m IM and 100m free. Isabella Symons claimed silver in her 100 fly, in which Kate Jordan took the bronze. Jacob Waller claimed bronze medals in his 100m IM and 100m free events, along with an agonisingly close 4th in his fly. Some great PBs were recorded, especially by the younger swimmers, including Country debutants Ella Wassing and Layla Day.
Day 2 continued the team success. Again the younger swimmers swam big PBs, with Alexandra Gibson, Thomas Hawke and Xavier Morrissey all doing very well. All three Wassing sisters - Imogen, Ella and Brittney - swam PBs in every event, and some of the older swimmers also showed consistent improvement, including Harrison Howell and Michael Valentine. 4 more medals were claimed, with Cameron Jordan continuing his consistent streak in taking gold in his breaststroke, Rebecca winning 2 more medals, with silver in her 200m free and bronze in 100m IM, and Kate Jordan finished off a big weekend of racing with the bronze in her 100 breaststroke. Some strong performances by Eleanor Rodda, making a return to competition, and an impressive Country debut for Carmen Franz with top 5 finishes in her 100IM and backstroke rounded out a very solid weekend of racing as the team finished 7th overall on the aggregate points table. See all the 2013 Country Short Course results, the Bendigo East results and the Points scores.

A fantastic day at the Bendigo East Annual Meet!!

On a near perfect Sunday, the club held its Annual Sprint Meet, with some added wrinkles of some 400m events. 210 swimmers, including a strong contingent from Melbourne produced some great racing with some very fast times set. 11 meet records were broken and the home team performed very well, taking a total of 97 medals including 43 gold. The team was led by Rebecca Holmes, Kate Jordan, Jacob Waller and Matthew Slot who all claimed 4 gold medals, with 3 gold medals each won by Isabella Symons, Maggie Skewes and Kaitlyn Morgan. See here for the Bendigo East Annual Sprint Meet results, the Bendigo East team results and the MM file

Magnificent results at the 2104 Country Championships in Wodonga!!

Outstanding performances across all age groups, highlighting the increasing depth in the club, was the feature of the brilliant results at Country Championships in Wodonga. Despite some disastrous organisational breakdowns which marred the first day, the swimmers kept their focus and claimed 5 gold, 8 silver and 3 bronze medals as the team finished 7th on the aggregate points score table.
See here for photos from the "Grand Final" of country swimming. See the 2014 Victorian Country Championships results, the Bendigo East results and the final team points scores.

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