Amelia smashes her personal best

PUBLISHED: 14:41 08 December 2010

Amelia Chappell.

Amelia Chappell.

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CLEVEDON Swimming Club was well represented at the Welsh Capital Open Meet at the fantastic Cardiff International 50 metre pool.

CLEVEDON Swimming Club was well represented at the Welsh Capital Open Meet at the fantastic Cardiff International 50 metre pool.

Many were swimming for the first time in a long course pool and they performed extremely well.

Amelia Chappell came away from meet last year with a gold and the fastest long course time in the country for her age group in 50m backstroke. Her target was to do the same this year and she did it in style, smashing her PB, winning gold in the 10 and 11 year old girls and becoming the fastest 10-year-old in the country by over a second.

Joining her in the medal ranks were Steph Reynolds, who bagged silver in 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke. Steph enjoyed the challenge of swimming in the fastest heat of the 100m backstroke in the next lane to Katy Sexton, an Olympic swimmer (Athens 2004) and Commonwealth record holder for 200m backstroke, and whilst Katy did pull away in the second 50 metres, Steph certainly gave her a run for her money on the first 50.

First timers in a long course pool were Lucy Barratt, who got a bronze medal in the 200m backstroke, a fantastic achievement at such a high level meet, Ellen Gentry, Kristian Lloyd and Emily Sturdy.


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