Jordan wins six medals at swim meet

Kate Jordan

Kate Jordan

BENDIGO East swimmer Kate Jordan has starred in the pool at the Victorian Country Short Course championships.

The talented swimmer competed in eight events, winning one gold and five bronze medals at the Shepparton meet, which was held across the weekend.

Jordan won gold in the girls 16-17 years 100m breaststroke.

She finished the race in a time of 1:15.63, more than four seconds ahead of her nearest rival.

Jordan won bronze in the 200m breaststroke, 16-17 years 100m IM, 16-17 100m butterfly, 200m butterfly and 16-17 years 200m IM. 

“She broke three District Age and one District Open record as well as four Club Age and one Club Open record,” Bendigo East Swimming coach Tony Rodda said.

“Also amongst the records were Maggie Skewes with four Club Age records and one District Age record and Imogen Wassing with one Club Age and one District Age record.”

A team of 25 swimmers from Bendigo East attended the swimming event, with all swimmers recording at least one personal best time.

Overall Bendigo East finished the swim meet in ninth position, with the Traralgon club claiming the championship.

Rodda said Bendigo East will now turn its focus to the upcoming State Age Short Course Swimming Championships.

The meet will be held at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre between September 5 and 7.   

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