Swimmers set for country championships

RISING STARS: Bendigo East's team to compete at the Victorian Country Short Course Championships.                       Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

RISING STARS: Bendigo East's team to compete at the Victorian Country Short Course Championships. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

A GROUP of 25 Bendigo East young guns will compete against country Victoria’s most talented swimmers at the weekend.

The team will be contesting the Victorian Country Short Course Championships in Shepparton.

Swimming coach Tony Rodda said there was a few swimmers competing at the event for the first time.

“In the lead up to these championships, the East swimmers have performed brilliantly to achieve quite a few personal best times,’’ Rood said.

“We had some excellent performances at the recent State Open Championships, including the 12-and-under age group which saw many club records broken,” he said.

Fellow coach John Jordan said qualifying for the meet was a great achievement.

“This is reward for the months of hard training and competing to achieve the qualifying times required, with a number of the team qualifying in the top 10 for their age groups,” he said.

“With strong competition from across country Victoria, all the swimmers will have to be at their best to maintain these positions.”

Bendigo East swimmers competing at the championships: Layla Day, Holly Hawke, Madeleine Hawke, Hayley Jacobsen, Kate Jordan, Anna Mittell, Halena Morgan, Kaitlyn Morgan, Maggie Skewes, Kiara Verbeek, Sophie Waller, Brittany Wassing, Ella Wassing, Imogen Wassing, Xavier Dole, Thomas Hawke, Harrison Howell, Kyle Jacobsen, Cameron Jordan, Xavier Morrissey, Jack Nicholas, Bryce Schubert, Jarrod Slot, Matthew Slot and Ethan Waller.

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