Bendigo East's young stars shine in home water

BENDIGO East Swimming Club's young stars shone in Sunday's Central Victorian All Junior Qualifying meet.

East's swimmers excelled in waters they know well at the Bert Graham Memorial Pool.

A squad of 49 represented Bendigo East across 180 events for eight to 14 years.

East's swimmers qualified for 107 events at next month's All Junior Country semi-finals at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre. 

Highlights for Bendigo East at Sunday's carnival were wins by Anna Mittell, 14, in the 14-years 50m backstroke, breast-stroke, butterfly and freestyle.

Harry Downing, 11, was first in the 11-years backstroke, butterfly and freestyle finals.

James Mittell, 12, won his backstroke and breast-stroke events, was runner-up in fly and third in free.

The 13-years class included wins by Katilyn Morgan in backstroke, fly, freestyle, and second in breast-stroke.

Maggie Skewes, 10, won in backstroke, fly and freestyle, and was runner-up in breast-stroke.

Kiara Verbeek, 13, won in breast-stroke and was runner-up in fly and freestyle.

Lilly Skipper, 12, was first in backstroke, breast-stroke and freestyle.

The Waller siblings, Ethan, 13, and Sophie, 11, had two wins apiece.

Other swimmers from the club in fine form included Alexandra Gibson; Bailey Edwards; Bella Livingston; Brittany, Ella and Imogen  Wassing; Bryce Schubert; Claudia Mountjoy; Connor Symons; Ella Downing; Harrison Howell; Ingrid Douglass; Jack Beale;  Jack Nicholas; Jarrod Slot; Layla Day; Piper and Tully Dunlop; Thomas Hawke; Xavier Dole and Xavier Morrissey.

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