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Bridgwater Swimming Club Competitions

Posted on 27th February, 2013 in News

Bridgwater Swimming Club were finally in action for their first Cotswold League gala of 2013, after their first round gala had to be postponed due to the snow in January. Swimming in what was therefore the second round the club competed against Severnside Tritons, Backwell, and Cwmbran respectfully.

The club started the gala strongly with great swims from Ella Nash, Scott Fletcher, Becka Locke and Sean Fletcher in the Individual Medley events. The first major breakthrough for the club came in event 8 the boy’s 13/u 50m Breaststroke, Alex Towells took the lead early in the race and held on all the way through despite a strong challenge from both the Backwell and Cwmbran swimmers. Becka Locke then added to the win in event 11 the Ladies 100m Butterfly with a dominant display of how to swim Butterfly.

The club had to then wait until event 18 the 15/u 50m Breaststroke, once again Sean Fletcher put in a good performance. The success in the Breaststroke events continued as Bridgwater demonstrated to the other clubs just how Breaststroke is swum, this time with Jordan Cheffey taking the win in the men’s 100m Breaststroke.

There were lots of positive signs of the improvement the swimmers have been making, the club really challenged in the first half of the gala. Prior to the gala the club was hit by absences due to illness and other circumstances and were also fielding a team with swimmers competing for the first time or in the lower end of their age bracket. Full competitive debuts were given to Stephanie Blake, Fern Towells, Jasmine Forsey, Ben Towells, Ethan Druce, Marek Kocan, Weronika Borowska, and Daniel Kocan. In addition to this both Pheobe and Sylvi Flureot both made their first appearance for the club since joining from Taunton Dean Swimming.

Head Coach Ricky Hayes said ‘I was massively impressed with all the swims, the swimmers have come so far since my re-appointment and are improving on a weekly basis. We will soon be in the new pool at Trinity Sports and Leisure and this will only help to enhance the great work the swimmers are putting in. It was great to see so many new faces to the team, which bodes well for the continued improvement of the club.’

Swimmer of the meet award went to Connor Bryant who swam in countless events swimming in several events in his own and upper age groups.

The final results were Backwell 194, Cwmbran 143, Severnside Titons 96, and Bridgwater 93.

In addition to the weekends Cotswold Gala the club has also had swimmers competing in the Somerset County Championships with Ellie Sutton, Emily Sutton, and Scott Fletcher all qualifying to compete in the championships over the weekend of the 16/17th February, with more swimmers due to compete in this competition in March.

Anyone wanting to access competitive swimming should contact the club via their website brudgwaterswim.co.uk 

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