Season 2017-2018 News

2018 State Age Finalists

2018 State Age finalists: Emily Kearns, Cameron Jordan, Layla Day, Ella Downing

Outstanding results at the 2017 Victorian Age Championships

The great form of the Bendigo East swimmers continued at the 2018 Victorian Age championships,as the team of 22 competed brilliantly and achieved some outstanding results at MSAC. In a fabulous week of racing, swimmers competed in 65 events and recorded 38 personal best times, breaking 16 District and 18 Club records. The Club was represented in 13 individual finals along with the girls 12/under medley relay team of Maggie Burke, Ella Downing, Emily Kearns and Veda Haines, who performed brilliantly to finish 6th.

The team was led by Layla Day, who claimed 2 silver medals in the 14 years girls 100m and 200m backstroke and 3 bronze medals in the 200m IM, 50m and 10m freestyle, Cameron Jordan with 2 silver medals in the 16 years boys 100m nad 200m breaststroke, and Emily Kearns who claimed bronze in the 12 years girls 100m backstroke. Finalists included Hunter Boswell in the 11/under boys 100m and 200m backstroke, Ella Downing in the 12 years girls 200m backstroke and Lily-May Kirby in the 12 years girls 100m butterfly.

The club was represented by 22 swimmers in total: Matthew Baxter, Hunter Boswell, Maggie Burke, Layla Day, Ella Downing, Harry Downing, Mila Grant, Veda Haines, Thomas Hawke, Cameron Jordan, James Kealy, Emily Kearns, Nicholas Kearns, Lily-May Kirby, Zalli Lau, Ziggy Lau, Lincoln McKern, Gus Nankervis, Claudia Mountjoy, Varlee Nihill, Kiara Verbeek and Sophie Waller. Congratulations on an fantastic week!

2017 State SC medalists

2017 State Short Course medalists: Cameron Jordan and Kat Pizzo

2017 BESC Annual Swim Meet program


More success at State Short Course Championships

Bendigo East Swimming Club swimmers have been busy competing at the Victorian Age Short Course Championships, Victorian Open Championships and the Australian 2017 State Teams Championships.

Over two weekends, the club had 21 swimmers compete at the 2017 Victorian Age Short Course Championships. Cameron Jordan swam his way in to a Bronze medal place in the Boys 15years 200m Breaststroke and 100m Breaststroke against Victoria's best swimmers. Layla Day swam her way into finals finishing 9th in the Girls 14 yr Freestyle and 6th in the 100m Butterfly.

The Victorian Open Short Course Championships saw three Bendigo East Swimmers compete against the best of Victorian swimming including Olympians Kotuku Ngawati, Joshua Beaver and Mack Horton. Katerina Pizzo competed in the Women's Multi-Class events. She medalled in the Women's 50m Breaststroke, claiming silver. She also qualified for 3 finals, with excellent results including 7th in the 100m Freestyle, 5th in the 50m Butterfly and 6th in the 100m Backstroke. Cameron Jordan proved to be a strong competitor finishing 16th in the Men's 50m Breaststroke (only two seconds off the winner) and 15th in the Men's 100m Breaststroke. Varlee Nihll competed in her first Open Short Course Championships swimming against Olympic great Linley Frame.

As a result of his tremendous swims, Cameron Jordan was selected by Swimming Victoria to represent the state at the 2017 State Team Championships held in Canberra at the Australian Institute of Sport. Cameron did his state and club proud, competing against the best in Australian Swimming and swam his way into an Australian Bronze Medal for the Boys 14/15yrs 50m Breaststroke. Cameron also placed 4th in the 100m Breaststroke and 7th in the 200m Breaststroke. Congratulations from the whole Club!!