Clevedon swimmers enjoy splashing South West Regional Championships

All smiles for Clevedon Swimming Club as they pose for the camera

All smiles for Clevedon Swimming CLub memebers as they pose for the camera - back row from left to right - Eloise Cash, Sam Ledward, Ben Godrey, Imogen Bamber, Caden Best, Riley Price, Eva Farmery, Jamie Steadman, Kieran Cooke, Alfie Lewis. Front row - left to right – Libby Steadman, Amelie Dorrington, Mimi Vincent, Alex Parish, Leo Osbourne. - Credit: Clevedon Swimming Club

Clevedon Swimming Club saw 15 members compete in the prestigious Swim England South West Championships across three weekends.

Swimmers from all around the region in pools in Millfield, Hengrove and Plymouth attended the Level One meet.

And the North Somerset club's swimmers were well represented throughout all age groups from 12 to 18 and across all strokes.

Four swimmers reached finals, with Ledward, in the 16-year-old age group, sixth in the 50m backstroke, 10th in the 100m and seventh in the 200m.

Riley Price, in the 14-year-old age group, was eighth in 50m breaststroke, sixth in the 100m and seventh in the 200m, while Alex Parish, in the 11/12-year-old category, was seventh in both 200m breaststroke and 200m medley.

Jamie Steadman, recently back from the British Nationals, won the 1500m freestyle and 200m breaststroke in the 15-year-old age group and came second in the 200m medley, as well as third in 400m medley and 800m freestyle. He was fourth in the 400m freestyle.

Head coach Pat Leaman said; “For some of our swimmers this was their first Regional competition, having lost two years to COVID lockdowns and cancellations.

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"Regionals is a massive step up and qualifying is a huge achievement. I’m so proud of them all.”