Home victory for Clevedon swimmers
PUBLISHED: 09:15 30 October 2015 | UPDATED: 09:15 30 October 2015
Clevedon Swimming Club secured a second consecutive win in the Four Seasons series at their home venue.
Clevedon Swimming Club’s youngest and less experienced swimmers, secured a second consecutive win in the Four Seasons series.
With the advantage of swimming in their home pool, Clevedon took the win with 187 points, 11 points ahead of second-placed Bishopsworth.
Team manager Jon Gall, highlighted the success of the relay teams, showing the strength in depth within the club. Keiana Jones showed great determination swimming the final leg of the 11 & under girls’ medley relay, winning by a whisker.
There were maximum points for individual wins from Rose Evans, Jake Manning, Joe Wilding, Max Streeter, Eloise Major, Ben Foster, Keiana Jones and Molly Cook.
They were joined by Imogen Bamber, Scarlett Thompson, Lewis Farmery, Alex Davies, Sam Ledward, Millie Hill, Monica Earnshaw, Sophie Mennie, Lauren Jaques, Ellie Maule and Daniel Goldberg to secure further wins in the relays.
Meanwhile, 39 further swimmers were sweeping up the medals in their hunt for county, regional and national qualifying times at a high level open meet in Newport. An amazing tally of seven gold, 16 silver, 18 bronze and 47 top eight medals were picked up.
Worthy of special mention were the youngest of the swimmers who took on two of the most gruelling events in the swimming programme – the 400m individual medley.
Nine-year-old Harriet Chambers had all the spectators and swimmers applauding as she took silver in the 200m butterfly, while 10-year-olds Meredith Pollard, Addy Ledward, Caitlin Mark and Toby Foster all medalled in the 400m IM, with the girls taking the top three spots in their age group.
Numerous county and regional qualifying times were secured for later in the swimming season. While there were too many to mention individually, one that stood out was Amelia Chappell, who added a fourth national qualifying time, the 50m butterfly, to her programme for the ASA National Winter Meet at Sheffield in December.
Clevedon Swimming Club is a swim21 accredited club. Swim21 accreditation is the ASA’s recognised kitemark for the development of effective, ethical and sustainable affiliated clubs and national recognition that the club provides a quality service for all members, backed by Sport England.
So, if you are looking for a competitive swimming club for your swimmer, you can be reassured that Clevedon provides the best environment for your child to develop.
For more information on joining the club visit their website www.clevedonasc.co.uk and follow the links for joining.
Left to right: Caitlin Mark, Addy Ledward, Toby Foster, Meredith Pollard, Harriet Chambers.
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