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Club Championships A fantastic 73 swimmers took part in the annual Wells SC Club Championships last weekend. Congratulations to everyone who competed, you created a wonderful atmosphere and it was great to see our new swimmers taking part along with seasoned competitors and Masters. Special mention to the youngest swimmer Orrin aged 6 and oldest swimmer Terry aged 76! Welcome back Terry, but that's not how you use a snorkel! Results from the weekend have been emailed this week; if you haven’t received them please get in touch with Marisa...

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Somerset ASA County Development Meet Around 30 of our younger swimmers took part at the beginning of October in the Somerset ASA County Development meet at Millfield School. For some, it was their first experience of competitive swimming and they all tackled the challenges of their races admirably! For some of our other swimmers who compete regularly, it was a chance to gain County times in order to get into the main Somerset County event in January and February and there were some superb efforts to get these. Medals were...

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Langport Triathlon In sprint event held on 15/9/19 we had several of our members competing (past and present): Ex-Wells swimmer Alex Williams (who can often be seen life-guarding) managed a very creditable 8th place. While our Masters - Marcus Williams finished 19th overall and 4th in age category. He completed the swim section in 3rd place (1st for age). Heath Falck finished 39th overall and 17th in his age group. He held his position pretty much throughout the event. Although the Swim and Run sections appear to have been his...

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Langport held the ladies novice triathlon, in which we had fantastic results from our swimmers: Roberta Bland made 3rd overall, less than 2 mins behind the overall winner. She had been 2nd after the swim! Katie Chambers was under 90secs behind and finished 7th. Not surprisingly she finished the swim in first!

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Come join us for our sponsored swim try to manage the equivalent distance of Dunkery Peak, the three peaks of even Everest. Raise some much needed funds for the club and enjoy the party atmosphere as we gear up for Autumn training. If you'd like to donate please follow this link https://justgiving.com/crowdfunding/wellsswimmingclub

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Gavin & Stacey fans have been arriving in Barry, South Wales in recent weeks to glimpse at the filming of the sitcom’s new Christmas special. Wells Masters swimmers Marcus Williams and Matthew Lewis made their way to Barry Island on Sunday 21st July without the sitcom’s young lovers in mind but with the intention of enjoying the romance of a Welsh 1500m open water swim. The romance of a sea swim is nothing new for triathlete and sea-swimming veteran, Marcus, as his relationship with the open water has been long...

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City of Wells Open Meet 2019 Wells Swimming Club hosted another fantastic 2 day swimming meet over the first weekend of April with clubs attending from all over the south of England and Wales.   Almost 500 swimmers and their families visited Millfield School for the event which was kindly sponsored by several local companies including Bovis Homes, Crest Nicholson plc and Nigel Marks Accountancy. The Wells team was a full one with a number of younger swimmers competing for the first time.  There were numerous personal bests (too many to...

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Wells Swimming Club produced some outstanding performances to win their 3rd round gala in the Cotswold League 2019, travelling to Stroud for the gala.  Despite a significant number of regular team members being absent due to the National Schools Biathlon in London the same weekend the team rose to the challenge and led from the start against Dursley Dolphins, Cwmbran and Wellington swimming clubs The U11 boys team of Max Banwell, Theo Trun-thatcher, Lachlan Taylor and Sam Cavill won every race – Banwell took the 25m free and 25m backstroke,...

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The second round of the Cotswold League Series was held at Horfield Leisure Centre in Bristol on 16th February.  Wells SC faced strong opposition from Brockworth, Weston-super-Mare and Bristol North and produced some fantastic swimming to finish second having spent part of the evening in the lead. Wells boys were in fantastic form.  In the 11/u age group Max Banwell came 1st in both the 25m freestyle and 25m backstroke, Theo Truan-Thatcher came 2nd in the 25m butterfly and Lachlan Taylor came 2nd in the 25m breaststroke.  The three boys...

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Wells Swimming Club have been in action at the Somerset County Championships over the last two weekends.  For the first time in several years the club entered several of the relay events and acquitted themselves well against some much larger clubs.  The boys 10-12 year olds team of Tom Maitland-Smith, Max Banwell, Theo Truan-Thatcher and Lachlan Taylor came 4 th in the medley relay and 5 th in the freestyle and showed they are definitely a team to watch for the future.  In the 13-14 years, the girls team of Ailsa...