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    EXPERIENCE: Luca Geue and Lily Eldridge at the School Sport Australia Swimming Championships in Melbourne.

Swim stars compete at nationals

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.

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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 16-to-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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