Two Bendigo East swimmers have joined ranks with Team Victoria.
Layla Day and Emily Kearns are part of the Victorian team currently competing at the 2019 Tri Meet being held at Wagga Wagga.
Bendigo East Swimming Club coaching team member John Jordan said the pair would compete against the best athletes from NSW and Tasmania.
"They were selected for the Victorian team based on their performances at the 2019 Australian Age Swimming Championships," Jordan said.
Day finished with two bronze medals in the 15-year-old Women's 50m freestyle and 100m backstroke, and narrowly missed out on another medal with fourth place in the 200m backstroke.
Kearns impressed by making two finals and finished fourth in the 13-year-old women's 100m backstroke and tenth in 200m backstroke.
"The focus of the competition is centered around creating a team environment, working together and executing racing skills," Jordan said.
"They use it as a development opportunity for the swimmers to get a feel for the process of being selected for teams such as the Australian squad."
The athletes undergo three days of training, followed by two days of competitive swimming.
Meanwhile, fellow club member Cameron Jordan is undergoing final preparations before he competes at the junior world titles.
The 17-year-old will travel to Hungary in August to compete at the 2019 World Junior Swimming Championships.
Jordan is currently training in Canberra at the AIS with his fellow Australian team members in the lead up to the competition.
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