Season 2017-2018 News

2018 State Age Finalists

2018 State Age finalists: Emily Kearns, Cameron Jordan, Layla Day, Ella Downing

Outstanding results at the 2017 Victorian Age Championships

The great form of the Bendigo East swimmers continued at the 2018 Victorian Age championships,as the team of 22 competed brilliantly and achieved some outstanding results at MSAC. In a fabulous week of racing, swimmers competed in 65 events and recorded 38 personal best times, breaking 16 District and 18 Club records. The Club was represented in 13 individual finals along with the girls 12/under medley relay team of Maggie Burke, Ella Downing, Emily Kearns and Veda Haines, who performed brilliantly to finish 6th.

The team was led by Layla Day, who claimed 2 silver medals in the 14 years girls 100m and 200m backstroke and 3 bronze medals in the 200m IM, 50m and 10m freestyle, Cameron Jordan with 2 silver medals in the 16 years boys 100m nad 200m breaststroke, and Emily Kearns who claimed bronze in the 12 years girls 100m backstroke. Finalists included Hunter Boswell in the 11/under boys 100m and 200m backstroke, Ella Downing in the 12 years girls 200m backstroke and Lily-May Kirby in the 12 years girls 100m butterfly.

The club was represented by 22 swimmers in total: Matthew Baxter, Hunter Boswell, Maggie Burke, Layla Day, Ella Downing, Harry Downing, Mila Grant, Veda Haines, Thomas Hawke, Cameron Jordan, James Kealy, Emily Kearns, Nicholas Kearns, Lily-May Kirby, Zalli Lau, Ziggy Lau, Lincoln McKern, Gus Nankervis, Claudia Mountjoy, Varlee Nihill, Kiara Verbeek and Sophie Waller. Congratulations on an fantastic week!

Nationals Stars!

The 2018 Georgina Hope Foundation National Age Championships were held in Sydney at the Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, and the Club had a brilliant week with swimmers claiming some of our best results ever at this level.

The team was led by Layla Day, who claimed a bronze medal in girls 100m backstroke, as well as finishing 5th in the final of the 200m backstroke. Kat Pizzo continued her stellar improvements, winning bronze in the 15-16 years women's multi-class 50m and 100m breaststroke, while also making finals in the 50m and 100m backstroke, 100m freestyle and 50m and 100m butterfly. In the 100m fly, Kat set an Australian record time for the S7 classification at 15 years. Cameron Jordan finished 6th in finals for both the 100m and 200m breaststroke in the 16 years men, and the girls 13-14 yeas medley relay team of Layla Day, Lily Eldridge, Zalli Lau and Varlee Nihill finished 9th to cap off an outstanding team performance.