Backwell on top form at the Cotswold League A finals

PUBLISHED: 13:01 08 May 2018 | UPDATED: 13:01 08 May 2018

Backwell Swimming Club.

Backwell Swimming Club.


Backwell Swimming Club members displayed top form in the Cotswold League A finals held at Gloucester.

As the season comes to a close, Backwell Swimming Club were delighted to be part of the Cotswold League A final held at Gloucester.

Backwell were again pitched against teams from Bath, Bristol Cheltenham and Clevedon.

The swimming on the night was fast and loud, with all the teams competing to their best. Congratulations should therefore go to all the teams for making this an incredible final.

Up until the last couple of races, Backwell were neck and neck with two other clubs, with Bristol Penguins holding the lead. It was fitting that senior team swimmer James A swam the last leg to bring Backwell home in second place, behind Penguins.

Twenty-four top three places were gained on the night and 16 PBs, but equally, when it comes to it, every individual performance counts.

Getting to this event had involved four rounds of swimming, which required the support of swimmers and volunteers from the whole of the club, as such the achievements at this final should be shared with all parts of the club.

Final thanks go to all the family members, volunteers and coaches who made it to Gloucester.

Swimming is a great inclusive sport, which helps individuals grow and improve themselves mentally and physically. At Backwell Swimming Club we actively encourage our swimmers to be the best that they can be, in both swimming and in life.

Backwell Swimming Club is made up of approximately 180 swimmers from the Backwell, Bristol, Nailsea and Portishead catchment areas. If you are interested in joining or supporting our Club please take a look at our website ( or come along to the pool on a club night and have a chat with one of the club coaches or officials.

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