Weston swimmers impress in open gala

WESTON Swimming Club held its annual open meet recently.

WESTON Swimming Club held its annual open meet recently. The gala attracted swimmers from as far field as Cornwall, the Midlands and the Home Counties. The weekend was a particular success for the host club swimmers as they won a tremendous 85 medals.

The youngest age group, the nine year olds, took 10 medals these came by way of a silver for Alice Davies in the 50m butterfly (44.15), Jessie Dadds who claimed three golds 50 freestyle (37.17), 100 IM (1.30.03) and 50m breast (47.49), a silver in the 200 breast (3.39.63), and a bronze in the 200 individual medley (3.23.22).

Imogen Moroney took an impressive gold in the 200M fly (3.47.59). For the boys, Bradley Lucas won gold in the 200 breast (4.34.54) and silver in the 200 individual medley (4.04.32). Mason Boobyer took a silver in 50 back (43.64) and bonze in the 50 fly (48.15).

In the 10 year age group, Rebecca Lucas swam impressively all weekend taking four first places 200 back (2.59.15) 100 back (1.23.21) 50 free (33.69) 50 back (38.12), three second places 50 fly (38.75) 200 individual medley (3.08.08), 100 individual medley (1.26.25) and a third in the 100 freestyle (1.16.12).


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Emily Watkins also had a good weekend, taking eight medals, her golds came in the 100 individual medley, swimming a time of (1.22.65) and 50m breast (43.51), her silvers were claimed in the 50m back (39.06), 100 freestyle (1.14.51), 100 back (1.23.76) and her three bronzes in the 50m fly (39.19), 50 freestyle (34.64), and 200 freestyle (2.42.96).

Jasmine Moroney swan to a silver in the 200 freestyle (2.42.85) and a bronze in the 100 individual medley (1.28.99). For the boys, Will Daniel took a third in the 50m fly in a time of (43.38). Harry Burgess, also in the 10 year age group, took three medals, second 50m back (41.75), third 200 back (3.15.93) and third 100 back (1.31.15).

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For the 11 year olds, Evan King swam to four first places 200 back (2.44.70), 50m breast (43.56), 200 free (2.30.39), 50 free (31.97), a second in the 50m back (37.59) and 200 individual medley (2.51.31), and finished an excellent medal haul with two bronzes 50m fly (36.57) and 100 freestyle (1.10.26). Brooke Edwards swam a great (1.30.93) to take a bronze in the 100m fly.

For the boys, James Bramwell collected three medals, a gold in the 50m breast (41.59) and two silvers 100 breast (1.33.16) and 100m IM (1.223.83). Team-mate Reece Trapani earned himself one of each when taking a gold in the 50m freestyle (31.21), silver in the 50m (36.60) and bronze in the 100 individual medley(1.26.49).

To the 12 year olds and the boys took the honours in the age group. Scott Bradley earning a third place in the 50m back (35.83), James Gahame earned a silver in the 50m freestyle (30.30) and bronzes in the 100 freestyle (1.07.13), 100 fly (1.20.73), 50 fly (34.63) and 200 fly (2.56.25).

Again the boys took the honours in the 13year age group. Ali Jones impressing all weekend, taking home eight medals, silver in 100 fly (1.13.13), 200 back (2.35.61), 50m fly (37.17), 100 individual medley (1.16.28), 50 back (35.13), 200 free (2.21.05), and bronze 100 free (1.04.18) and 100m back (1.14.46).

Tom Simpson, a relatively newcomer to competitive swimming, claimed four medals, in the 50 breast first (39.93), 100 breast secondd (1.30.52), 100 individual medley third (1.19.36) and 200m breast (3.19.73). Holly Gullick. in her backstroke events, took two third places in the 50m(35.31) and 200 (2.37.22) metre races.

Fourteen-year-old Lucinda Hoy-Green took the top girl awards for the weekend, gold in the 50m breast (37.29), second in the 100 breast (1.27.48) and 50m fly (33.39), 400 freestyle (4.57.54), 100 freestyle (1.04.36) and third in the 200 individual medley (2.42.85), 200 freestyle (2.20.30), 100 fly (1.13.99) and 400 IM (5.40.34).

In the same age group, Esme Gullick took the honours in the 50 back (31.74). She went on to take another four silvers in the 100 fly (1.08.94), 100 back (1.10.22) and 100 individual medley (1.10.76), 200 fly (2.33.53).

Nick Kuh,t for the boys, took top honours in the 50 freestyle (26.03), 100 freestyle (58.37) and claimed two bronzes in the 50m breast (36.71) and 200 freestyle (2.12.42). Last but certainly by no means least, the elder statesman and club captain Ollie Tratt, after an indifferent start, took two silvers in the 100m freestyle (56.54) and 100 individual medley (1.05.36).

Special thank you to all those that helped during our Easter Weekend meet.

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