SW qualifying times reached

PUBLISHED: 09:30 13 May 2011

Weston swimmers.

Weston swimmers.

Archant

Weston swimmers gain South West qualifying times at their open meet.

HUTTON Moor Leisure Centre hosted the ninth Weston Swimming Club Easter Open Meet.

The fine weather tempted many people into engaging in outdoor activities, but swimmers from as far north as Wolverhampton and as far south as the Isle Of Wight, instead opted to compete in this licensed Level 3 meet, possibly hoping to gain South West regional qualifying times.

Weston swimmers had high hopes of achieving medals, but what was more impressive was the continued improvement in personal best times over the four sessions.

New South West regional qualifying times were achieved by Alice Davies, Chloe Knight, Rebecca Lucas, Emily Watkins, Bradley Lucas, Scott Bradley and Andrew Luxton

James Gahame and Reece Trapani were frustratingly only tenths of a second away from achieving additional qualifying times. Esme Gullick and Evan King received speeding tickets, for improving so much from their entry time that they were now deemed too fast for this meet. Evan also completed the 200m butterfly 0.5sec within the national qualifying time for this event.

Indea Lucas was awarded top girl in the intermediate age group due to the points she had accumulated throughout the event and the successful meet was concluded with a pizza picnic and non-competitive game of rounders.

The older swimmers are now looking forward to another weekend of competition at Millfield for the South West regional youth championships, while the younger team members continue to train hard in an effort to pick up even more South West regional qualifying times at Gloucester or Millfield the weekend after.

Learn to swim lessons with Weston Swimming Club have started again. Please e-mail ltswsmsc@hotmail.co.uk for more information.

More from Weston Mercury

Two hooded Weston-super-Mare robbers who held their victims at knife-point and threatened to ‘slice them up’ have been jailed.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

The English National Ballet will bring its Swan Lake performance to the West Country – and the Mercury is giving readers a chance to win tickets to see the show.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

An East Brent play park will receive a five-figure upgrade to improve facilities for children in the village.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:05

The collected 30 something’s were partying like it was 2002 at Bristol’s SWX on Friday as post punk rockers A returned to Bristol to play the whole of their seminal album Hi-Fi Serious.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:05

More than £200,000 has been spent by North Somerset Council on redundancy payments in 18 months.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

The plan to join up a walking and cycling route from Brean to Clevedon has moved a step closer.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:00

Venture into the wizarding world with the latest remake of one of J K Rowling’s books.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:56

A woman who has vowed to complete 40 outdoor swims in her 40th year is just three challenges away from hitting her target.

Read more
Weston-super-Mare
Saturday, November 17, 2018

Homemade crafts and items were sold in aid of one of Weston’s best-loved sites.

Read more
Saturday, November 17, 2018

A determined Weston woman has completed a gruelling seven-month swimming challenge to raise money for Weston Hospicecare in memory of her partner’s mum.

Read more
Weston Hospicecare Weston-super-Mare

Most Read Sport

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 3°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists