Swimmers go gold in Devon

TEN members of Weston Swimming Club made the short journey down the M5 into Devon to compete at the Exeter City Sprint Meet.

TEN members of Weston Swimming Club made the short journey down the M5 into Devon to compete at the Exeter City Sprint Meet held at the towns Pyramids Leisure Centre.

After a full day's competition, the swimmers came away with an impressive eight gold, eight silver and four bronze medals, also securing a number of personal best times.

In the nine years age group Will Daniel collected three silvers, 50m breast (50.56), 100m IM (1.39.48) and 50m fly (44.50), Will also earns himself a bronze in the 50m freestyle with a time of 44.50.

Harry Burgess impressed with his backstroke swimming a 42.98 to take gold in his final of the 50m backstroke. George Read was unlucky to be outside of the medal placing when taking fourth place in the 50m breast (52.73).


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In the 10-year age group, Brooke Edwards was also amongst the medals taking a silver in the 100m IM (1.33.28) and a bronze in the 50m fly (41.44). Charlotte Bowden was unlucky to be out of the medals when she swam to a fourth and fifth place in the 50m breast (51.36) and 50m fly (41.44) respectively.

Olivia Elliott continues to improve seeing two personal best times her first in the 50m breast (51.50) and then in the 100m IM (1.44.43). Evan King medalled in her four races claiming two top finishes in the 50m free (33.94) and 100m IM 1.26.68 her other two medals came by way of silvers in the 50m back (39.60) and 50m fly (40.63) an impressive days swimming from Evan.

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Reece Trapani completed a successful weekend of swimming claiming four medals out of his four races his two gold's came in the 50m free (32.89) and 50m back (39.34) and his two bronze medals in the 50m fly (39.81) and 100m IM (1.29.55).

For the 11-year-old girls, Indea Lucas a relatively new member to the club continues to improve and surely only a matter of time before she gets amongst the medals. Indea swam to a fourth place in the 50m free (33.72) and a fifth in the 50m breast (45.46).

Fourteen year-old Esme Gullick, like her younger team-mates, medalled in each of her five races her three golds came in the 100m IM (1.13.44), 50m fly (32.09) and 50m back (32.59). Her other medals, both silvers, were won in the 50m breast (39.26) and 50m free (30.42), a successful days swimming for Esme and the rest of the club.

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