13 May 2018
THE Tornadoes of South Dorset entered 14 swimmers in 51 events at the Exeter & Taunton Gala.
This competition was a preparation for the regionals and a last chance to qualify.
It was a level one and level three event and a great event for the younger swimmers to attend as they get to see the more experienced swimmers compete – though some members had events scratched, as it was over subscribed.
The Tornadoes' swimmers won an incredible 15 medals and achieved 39 personal best times.
Swimmers have to achieve qualifying times to be invited to the Nationals and both Nathan Moorey, aged 14, who won gold in both the 100m and 50m fly, and 13-year-old Harry Stewart, who claimed silver in the 50m breaststroke, are provisionally through.
Most swimmers will now go to the Regionals during May.
Natalia Baran, aged 10 – 100m breaststroke, silver
Caitlin English, 13 – 50m breaststroke, Silver
Bethany Firth, 14 – 100m fly, silver
Joshua Frampton, 17 – 100m backcrawl, gold
Emily Hanger, 13 – 50m fly, silver
Phoebe Mill , 15
Nathan Moorey, 14 – 100m, gold; 50m fly, gold
Joshua Pepper, 12
Chloe Perkins, 16 – 200m fly, silver
Charlie Row, 13 – 100m backcrawl, bronze; 100m frontcrawl, silver; 200m IM, bronze
Joshua Rowe, 16 – 200m frontcrawl, gold
Caitlin Sloma, 13 – 50m fly, bronze
Harry Stewart, 13 – 50m breaststroke, silver
Ellissia Walburn, 11 – 400m IM, bronze
To read on Dorset Echo website click here - Tornadoes enjoy medal triumph at Exeter