Backwell swimmers show fine form at Hutton Moor

PUBLISHED: 12:56 03 April 2018

Josh with his trophy.

Josh with his trophy.


Backwell Swimming Club members gave an excellent performance at the latest gala held at Hutton Moor.

Backwell Swimming Club’s swimmers competed at the Weston Easter L3 Open Meet at Hutton Moor Pool just before Easter.

This event involved 29 clubs coming together for a weekend of competitive swimming. It was also a last chance for some to gain qualification times for regionals.

Although the club was one of the smaller clubs there, it was exciting to see the swimmers performing and end up with an overall position of fifth best team, which is a fantastic achievement.

Swimming may appear to be an individual sport, but the club particularly cherish events such as this, where the team performs well as a unit.

That said, the team is made of individuals and this weekend there were some inescapably fun and fabulous performances.

Firstly, a special mention go to identical twins, Josh and Dan Richards, who came first and second in the overall boy’s 13 year category. Being separated by only one point overall, this reminds us that results can be decided based upon 10th and 100th of the second differences.

Secondly, regional qualifiers achieved at this meet were Daniel Richards and Jude Budworth (who took an incredible six seconds off his PB to get his regional time).

Finally, as extra bonus news for the week, a huge congratulations goes to Ellie Hollier, Rebecca Gooch and Holly Cocks, who are all currently placed in British rankings to qualify for the English Summer Nationals this year.

As we said, Backwell Swimming Club is only a small club, so where our swimmers achieve those higher pinnacle places in competitions or events, it truly makes the coaches and club proud.

Finally the club would like to thank Weston Swimming Club for creating a memorable weekend.

The club would also like to thank all the parents and volunteers who dedicate so much of their free time supporting our talented swimmers.

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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