26 February 2020
Clevedon Amateur Swimming Club completed a gruelling four weekends of competition at the Somerset County Championships, held at Millfield Swimming Pool in Street throughout January and February.
The club achieved 5th position overall out of 20 teams, ahead of prestigious Somerset clubs such as Keynsham, Bridgwater and Weston.
In total, 45 swimmers competed with just 23 athletes achieving an amazing 127 final positions.
25 individual medals were won by seven swimmers. Congratulations to Blayne Stanbrook, Eloise Cash, Jacob Sell, Jamie Steadman, Martha Sell, Mimi Vincent and Riley Price who took home five gold medals, eight silver medals and 12 bronze medals between them.
Finally, in addition to individual success, Clevedon’s relay teams also topped the medal table with the Girls10-12 200m freestyle team winning silver and the Boys 15 and under 200m free and 200m Medley relays securing bronze.
Clevedon always fields a strong team of young volunteers who take part in Swim England’s volunteering programme. Their job is to support the Meet Manager with the smooth running of the event. This year, Clevedon was proud to have six Young Volunteers assist with the running of the meet; Toby Foster, Addy Ledward, Caitlin Mark, Chloe Price, Max Patterson, Bertie Williams.
Patricia Leaman, Head Coach said;
“Thank you to all our Officials and Volunteers, young and young at heart, our Coaches and Team Managers who supported our swimmers to achieve their best. Our older swimmers were great role models for our younger swimmers, encouraging and supporting them when they were feeling nervous on such a big swimming stage.”