A Christmas of Gold, Silver & Bronze

A Christmas of Gold, Silver & Bronze

14 swimmers joined our team last weekend at the West Dorset Swimming Club Christmas open meet, held at the 1610 leisure centre in Dorchester.

With approximately 200 swimmers taking part, we were one of the smallest teams. However, our rising stars certainly made our club standout and the swimmers were soon rewarded.

Our medal tally comprised of:


Jessica St Barbe-Baker    50 FLY

George Boulter                 50 BACK

George Boulter                 100 BACK


Caitlin Sloman                100 BREAST

Ben King                           100 BACK

Ben King                           100 FREE

Terry-Jane Hare                100 FREE

Isabelle King                      100 FREE

George Boulter                   50 FREE


Caitlin Sloman                200 BACK

Caitlin Sloman                100 FLY

George Boulter                 100 FREE

Kirron Wheeler                 200 FREE

Terry-Jane Hare               50 FLY

Caitlin Sloman               200 BREAST

Ben King                          100 BREAST

Ben King                           50 FREE

Ben King                           100 BACK

Apart from winning medals, the team came away with 49 PB’s & Terry-Jane Hare, Kirron Wheeler & Isabelle King broke 9 club records.

What an amazing achievement by only 14 swimmers, we are SO proud of you. Watch out Novice League & Counties – here we come!

I wish to thank all the officials who also took part. Special thanks go to Charlotte Bradley & Mark King who managed our team throughout the weekend and steered our club to victory.

If this wasn’t enough, our Minnows also received a taste of what’s to come, with the annual mini Club Champs that took place on Sunday evening.  Our future stars demonstrated to their family and friends, the skills they have learn ’t since joining the club.  It was a fun gala and everyone was a winner. Apologies to those who did not receive their medal on the night, our order was caught up in the Christmas post & did not arrive with us until Monday morning. Medals will be available for collection on Sunday evening during your normal session.

Well done to all & may I take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful Christmas.

David Clark – a very pleased Chairman