THE South Gippsland Bass Swimming Club had great success recently at the Australian Age Championships, with four swimmers in action on the big stage, and one bringing home a medal.
Held in Adelaide, the competition stretched out for over seven days from March 28 until April 4.
Four members qualified for the championships: Nathan Foote, Lily Robinson, Mal Bradley and Eric Zubcic, and all performed well and achieved excellent results.
Eric Zubcic was attending his first National Championships, only qualifying a few weeks ago for the 200m breaststroke.
He was arrived looking fit and strong and managed to move up the rankings to 29th.
Lily Robinson showed great fight after bouncing back from an ankle injury six weeks ago to finish 11th in the 200m breaststroke and 12th in the 100m breaststroke.
Mal Bradley was another newcomer to this year’s team, finishing 30th in the 100m breaststroke and 15th in the 200m breaststroke.
Nathan Foote improved from last year’s sixth place in the 200m backstroke to this year claim the bronze medal in the 200m backstroke along with making the final in the 100m backstroke.
All four swimmers have worked tirelessly over the past 12 months to achieve high results, and are looking to make finals at the championships next year to bring home more medals for the club.
The younger members of the club were in action at the All Junior finals at the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre on April 9 and 10 to finish what has been an amazing long course season for the club.