Swim stars

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

The fu­ture looks bright for ju­nior Wim­mera swim­mers Luca Geue and Lily Eldridge after both com­peted for Vic­to­ria at School Sport Aus­tralia Swim­ming Cham­pi­onships in Mel­bourne last week.

Geue, rep­re­sent­ing Hor­sham’s Holy Trin­ity Lutheran Col­lege, and Eldridge, rep­re­sent­ing War­rackn­abeal Sec­ondary Col­lege, com­peted in a range of events after earn­ing places in the Vic­to­rian team with strong re­sults at School Sport Vic­to­ria Swim­ming Cham­pi­onships this year.

Geue com­peted in two in­di­vid­ual events at the four-day meet at Mel­bourne Sports and Aquatic Cen­tre – the 13-year-old boys 50-me­tre and 100-me­tre freestyle.

He just missed out on a spot in the 50-me­tre fi­nal, fin­ish­ing 11th over­all after the heats, but qual­i­fied for the 100-me­tre fi­nal, plac­ing eighth.

He was also a mem­ber of three Vic­to­rian re­lay teams, tak­ing part in 13-to-15 boys 4x50-me­tre med­ley and freestyle re­lays and a mixed 6x50-me­tre hand­i­cap re­lay.

Eldridge had an even busier sched­ule, com­pet­ing in the 16-year-old girls in­di­vid­ual 50-me­tre freestyle, breast­stroke, back­stroke and but­ter­fly, plac­ing 13th, eighth, 11th and ninth re­spec­tively after mak­ing the fi­nals of the breast­stroke and but­ter­fly.

Eldridge also swam in the girls 16to-19 4x50-me­tre med­ley and freestyle re­lays, plac­ing sixth and eighth.

The meet marked the first time Eldridge com­peted for Vic­to­ria at a School Sport Aus­tralia Swim­ming Cham­pi­onships, while Geue com­peted at the cham­pi­onships last year in Ho­bart.

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