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2018 Country SC team

2018 Country Short Course team

More success at 2018 Country Short Course Championships

24 members of the Bendigo East Swimming Club competed against country Victoria’s best swimmers at the 2018 Victorian Country Short Course Championships in Wangaratta on the weekend of 18/19 August. The team had a great meet, claiming 7 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze medals, in finishing 4th in the combined points score. Layla Day had a stellar performance with six individual medals, winning gold in the girls 14-15 years 100m backstroke and womens Open 200m Backstroke. She also took home silver in the Girls 14-15 years 100m butterfly, 100m IM and 100m and 200m freestyle. Harry Downing scored a gold medal in the boys 14-15 years 100m butterfly and silver in the 100m Backstroke. Lily Eldridge claimed gold in the Girls 14-15 years 100m breaststroke. Cameron Jordan ended the meet with three individual medals, scoring gold in the Mens 200m Breast and boys 16-17years 100m Breaststroke, with bronze in the Mens 200m IM. Nicolas Kearns won Gold in the Boys 11&U 100 IM. Lily-May Kirby claimed three Bronze medals in the Girls 11&U 50m butterfly, 50m back & 100m freestyle, and Isabelle Renner claimed bronze in the womens 50m butterfly.

Bendigo East swimmers competing in the championships were: Olivia Boef, Hunter Boswell, Layla Day, April Downing, Ella Downing, Harry Downing, Lilly Eldridge, Veda Haines, Thomas Hawke, Tyson Jelbart, Cameron Jordan, Emily Kearns, Nicholas Kearns, Lily-May Kirby, Zalli Lau, Ziggy Lau, Aimee McMahon, Xavier Morrissey, Claudia Mountjoy, Varlee Nihill, Katerina Pizzo, Isabelle Renner, Bryce Schubert and Riley Sterenberg.

2018 Nationa Age team

2018 National age team: Katerina Pizzo, Lily Eldridge, Cameron Jordan, Layla Day, Varlee Nihill, Zalli Lau

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.

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!