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November Racing All Around The South Of England

Martin LITTLEFAIR

This past weekend saw a lot of racing for seagulls’ swimmers competing in various competitions all around the south of the country. We had swimmers competing in 4 different competitions ranging from an open meet, 2 x school galas and the final round of the west hants novice league.

 

Swim Bournemouth Meet Level 2

The 3-day meet saw 33 Seagulls swimmers compete over the weekend in a high standard level of meet which not only Dorset but Hampshire and Cornwall clubs racing as well to add to that level of competition.

Overall Results included:

 

  • 121 Swims
  • 73 Pb’s (PB rate 60%)
  • 28 x Gold Medals
  • 26 x Silver Medals
  • 20 x Bronze Medals
  • 13 x Club records

Congratulations to the club record breakers

  • Ella Francis – 200 Fly
  • Neve Truscott – 200 Fly
  • Jonathon Thring – 1500 Fc
  • Lawrence Elliott – 400 Fc x 2 / 200 Fly x 2
  • Harri Chessell – 100 Bk / 100 Fc
  • Sophia Edwards Newnham – 100 Fc
  • Freya Treliving – 50Fc / 100 Fc
  • Edward Bell – 100 Fly

Thank you to Swim B for a great meet and thank you to all officials’ organisers and helpers to make this meet happen.

 

English schools swimming association

A team of 4 seagulls swimmers competed as part of the 5-man Twynham school team that competed at the London aquatic stadium on Saturday. This was made up of the top 30 school teams in the country to race. The team which included seagulls’ swimmers Charles Grant / Liam Stewart / Charlie Twort and Joel Goldsack finished in the following events:

Junior – 4 x 50 Medley Relay – 30th

Junior – 4 x 50 Freestyle Relay – 17th

 

Well done swimmers great experience!

Independent schools’ association (ISA)

Seagulls had more swimmers competing at school competition this time under Ballard School for the Independent school association in Guildford. Accompanied by seagulls coach Libby Bell the team where able to achieve the following Results:

 

Tommy Gleeson - Y8

50m Backstroke - 40.14 - 2nd 

 

Sadie Roberts - Y8

50m Backstroke - 37.22 - 2nd

50m Freestyle - 31.48 - 2nd PB

 

Sophie Kilby - Y7

50 Butterfly - 37.39 - 1st 

50m Breaststroke - 40.82 - 2nd - PB
 

Poppy Gleeson - Y9

50m Butterfly - 37.67 - 6th

100m Freestyle - 116.67 - 7th

 

2 Seagulls Swimmers have qualified at the Nationals on 3rd Dec at The Olympic Park in London.

 

Sophie Kilby - Y7 Butterfly and Relay

Sadie Roberts - Y8 Relay

 

Well Done Swimmers Great Racing.

 

 

West Hants Novice League Round 4

 

Last but no means least is a massive well done to the team that competed on Saturday at 2 Rivers Meet for the West Hants Novice League final round. The team with a great atmosphere and enthusiasm came away with a great win on the night and was able to take away the overall win over the 4 rounds of the league.

 

Results on the night:

 

1st – SEAGULLS SWIMMING CLUB – 216 points (8 speeding Tickets)

2nd – Ringwood Seals – 204 Points (4 speeding Tickets)

3rd – Wildern Waves – 197 points (3 speeding Tickets)

4th – Locks Heath – 169 (11 speeding Tickets)

5th – RATS (3speeding Tickets)

6th – Bassett JSF (1 speeding Tickets)

 

 

Overall Results over the 4 rounds:

 

1st – SEAGULLS SWIMMING CLUB – 22 Points

2nd – Wildern Waves – 16 points

3rd – Ringwood Seals – 15th

4th – Locks Heath – 14 points

5th – Bassett JSF – 7 points

6th – RATS – 5points

 

Well done to all swimmers and thank you to all teams, helpers and officials that make this league happen.

 

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