Backwell swimmers end on a high note
PUBLISHED: 14:20 27 July 2011
Backwell Swimming Club members end the season on a high note at Gloucester.
TWENTY swimmers from Backwell Swimming Club attended an open meet Gloucester across two days against tough competition.
This gala was a chance for swimmers to end the season on a high. As the weekend unfolded, there was a steady stream of medals and awards and more than 70 personal best times were recorded from many of the swimmers.
There were 17 runners up medals from fourth to eigth places from Sam Aizelwood, Suzi Brown, Ciara Halpin, Bethany Mennie, Lilly Cogan, Jack White, Rachel Rowland and Zak Taylor.
A total of four bronze medals went to Sorrell Murgatroyd, Suzi Brown and Ciara Halpin. Five silver medals went to Rachel Davis, Suzi Brown, Ross Mould and Rachel Rowland.
Eleven gold medals went to Jack White, Jack Watters, Ross Mould, Murgatroyd, Katie O’Malley, Sam Aizelwood, Suzi Brown and Charlie Wring.
There was also another award, which was a speeding ticket. This was an award to the swimmers who swam faster than the fastest qualifying time for the entry criteria. There were a total of nine speeding tickets and these were awarded to Marcus Gardiner (3), O’Malley (2), Murgatroyd (2) and Wring (2).
Suzi Brown, a master swimmer achieved a total of six personal best times and seven medals from seven races, which is an outstanding result as it was her first open meet at club level.
Head coach Andy Daniell said: “As the season is almost at the end, to finish one of the last galas with so many personal best times, medals and awards, shows that the club is still on the up, and we will look forward to next year.”