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Egg-ceptional Swimming by Cheddar Kingfishers at Weston Super Mare Easter Open M

The Easter weekend saw Cheddar Kingfishers heading to Hutton Moor for the return of the popular Weston-super-Mare Easter Swimming Meet.  Eight swimmers between them achieved 30 new personal best times (PBs), 9 third places, 8 second places and 6 first places with a gold medal.

To start the weekend off, Zara Bird (13) was placed 3rd in the 200m IM, and swam 2 PBs in the 200m Back and 100m Freestyle events.  Eleven-year-old sister, Faye Bird continued the success for Kingfishers with a massive PB in the 50m Breast, finishing first.  She then went on to swim another 1st in the 100m Free, 2 second places in both the 100m Breast and 50m Fly.  Teammate, Kiera Reed-O’Grady (12) won silver in the 50m Fly and a bronze medal in the 200m Back, along with massive PBs for her record.

Representing the boys, Louis Hurst (12) had a fantastic weekend of swimming with 6 PBs, finishing 1st in the 100m Back and 50m Fly, and a bronze medal in the 100m Freestyle event against particularly tough competition.  Sister Grace Hurst (14) added to the teams success with 2 second places in the 200m Back and 100m Freestyle races.

On the second day, Easter Sunday, F Bird was back in the pool for 2 third places in the 100m IM and 50m Free, with Z Bird winning a silver medal in the 50m Freestyle.  Twelve-year-old Zoe Alvey had an amazing day of swimming, with PBs in the 100m Back and 200m Breast, a 3rd place in the 100m Fly and a silver medal in the 50m Back. Against tough competition, Brimm had 3 PBs on Easter Sunday, and a bronze medal in the 50m Free, and a third place on the first day of racing on the Saturday in the 50m Fly, along with 2 more PBs. Reed-O’Grady continued her success from the first day with a 3rd in the 200m Free, a 2nd place in the 50m Free and a 1st in the 50m Back, along with PBs.  To top the weekend of swimming off, Naomi Pollard represented the team in the difficult 100m Fly race, finishing top with another first place.

This was another great result for the swimmers and a reward for all the hard work put in by swimmers, coaches and parents.  Swimmer Faye Bird also won an extra accolade for being the top 11/u Girl on points. Cheddar Kingfishers were placed 6th overall as a team.

Cheddar Kingfishers are a fun and competitive swimming club and train from Kings Fitness & Leisure Centre in Cheddar.  If you would like to come for a trial to join, contact [email protected] or call 01934 744939 for more information.