Records tumble at swim meet

Back: Kate Jordan, Matthew Slot, Kiara Verbeek. Front: Imogen Wassing, Maggie Skewes, Xavier Dole, Cameron Jordan, Ella Wassing and Sophie Waller. Absent: Carmen Franz. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

Back: Kate Jordan, Matthew Slot, Kiara Verbeek. Front: Imogen Wassing, Maggie Skewes, Xavier Dole, Cameron Jordan, Ella Wassing and Sophie Waller. Absent: Carmen Franz. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

BENDIGO East swimmers have broken club and district records at the Victorian Short Course Championships at the weekend.

Ten swimmers from the club competed against some of the top young swimmers form across the state.

The Victorian Open also included the 12 and under titles at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.

While the talented swimmers didn’t bring home any medals, several personal best times were recorded.

Fifteen year old Matthew Slot finished sixth in the men’s open 1500m freestyle; he smashed his qualifying time by a massive 20.42 seconds.

Slot also broke two district open records at the meet. 

Kate Jordon finished fifth in the final of the open women's 400m individual medley with a personal best time of 5:02.49, slashing more than six seconds off her personal best time. 

Cameron Jordan finished seventh in the boys 12 years, 100m breaststroke and finished ninth in the 200m breaststroke. 

He swam personal best times in both events. 

Xavier Dole finished in eighth spot in the boys 11 and under 100m butterfly. 

The 11-year-old took 9.07 seconds off his personal best. 

Kiara Verbeek, Imogen Wassing, Maggie Skewes, Ella Wassing, Sophie Waller and Carmen Franz also participated at the championships. 

In total from the meet, 11 club age records were broken and three open records were broken.

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