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Bathurst Swim Club competitors to compete at Mountains and Plains Summer Championships in Orange | western avocado

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Whether it’s winning a silver medal at the NSW Senior Age Championships or competing in the Mountains and Plains Summer Championship, it’s a change of scenery for Bathurst’s Caleb Cashman. The Bathurst Swim Club talent picked up a silver medal in the under-14 400-meter individual medley in January, his first-ever state age medal. “I finished my swim and I was kinda dying and they came up to me and said, ‘Congratulations, you won the silver’,” he said. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, I just won my first state medal’. READ MORE: Rugby league, union and league talent unite for bid to Bathurst at the Wagga 7s READ MORE: The West Zone will open their country’s Championship campaign on Friday READ MORE: Waryk ‘Rooster’ Holmes wins Under-20 gold in the 100 meters at the ACT Athletics Championship “I lost 21 seconds to do it, so I wasn’t expecting that at all. I was seeded 10th, I think, so I thought I’d just go to the finals.” Nearly 300 athletes from across the state are expected to descend on Orange for this weekend’s championship, with Bathurst set to send a strong team with Cashman intense swimming at the State Age Championships last month, Cashman is focused on enjoying himself in Orange.” Right now we’re not in the state heavy block, so I’m going to focus on doing well and wasting time here and there, he said. My goal will be to have fun. It’s a step down from state and it’s been two weeks since, so I’m just riding now.” Cashman said teammate Alex Evans will perform well at the championships in Orange. “He’s doing well always good at MPS,” he said. “Obviously you have all the little people who PB massively in these events. Organizers expect 15 clubs to be present in an area that stretches from Lake Cargelligo to the Blue Mountains. The action at the Orange Aquatic Center will start on Saturday at around 9:00 a.m. and the day should end around 5:00 p.m. Then on Sunday it will be a slightly earlier start at 8:30 a.m. before an arrival around 4 p.m. in the afternoon. Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:

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