Open Water Champions 2018

On the 7th July, Cornwall ran their annual Open Water Championship in partnership with the South West Regional event, held in Weymouth.

Three Swimmers from Caradon competed at the event and achieved the following fantastic results.

In the 5km Race: Aegean Bramley - Cornwall Champion and 6th in the South West (17/18 year old) and Paul Hatton - South West and Cornwall Champion (40-49 year old) In 2km race: Jason Quiterio - South West and Cornwall Champion (30-39 year old)

On Thursday 9th August, a presentation cup was to be awarded to the highest placed senior Swimmer, The Lynne Elliott Commemorative Cup.

Lynne Elliott was a cornerstone of Caradon Swimming Club who sadly passed away last October. Her drive and commitment to progress the club and its swimmers is deeply missed.  Lynne had a love of swimming both as a swimmer in her early years and this continued in her support of others. She loved seeing individuals develop their own potential.

Both Lynne and her husband Chris were avid supporters of open water swimming and would frequently be seen on the sidelines supporting these events.  Caradon are proud of being Lynne’s home club and although she didn’t like to be the centre of action she would be proud to have this cup presented in her memory.

The Trophy has been awarded on a three way split between Caradon pair Paul Hatton and Jason Quiterio and Carn Brae's Megan Vingoe.

The three way split occurred as a result of Paul Hatton winning the Men's 40-49 5km race, Jason Quiterio winning the Men's 30-39 2km race and Megan Vingoe winning the women's 16 years 5km.

Head Coach, Jason Quiterio said, "The conditions on the day were perfect. Paul had a fantastic swim and dominated his age group. Paul actually finished 7th overall, which is an amazing achievement. The event was really well organised, the conditions were perfect, the sun was shining - it made for a great day out. Caradon went away with a 3 person team, Aegean Bramley finished 6th in the Women's Open 5km race."