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The younger swimmers from Wells swimming club proved they are a force to be reckoned with recently when they took on swimmers from Cheddar Kingfishers, City of Bristol, Clevedon, Burnham and Bridgwater swimming clubs in the first Four Seasons gala of the season at Hutton Moor leisure centre. All the swimmers were aged between 8 and 12 years old and some were competing for the very first time. However they refused to be overawed by the occasion and put in some amazing performances with a huge number of first and...

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Keynsham go to a lot of effort to make sure this event goes ahead, unfortunately finding long distance swimming pool events can be tricky. They don’t have quite the cut and thrust of a 50m event, swimmers have to rely more heavily on tactics, concentration and stamina. With that in mind a number of the Wells Squad Swimmers attended the meet on the last day of November. Ex-Wells Swimmer Asta Maddox is still impressing she dropped 20s off her 400IM PB. As for our current crop Brianna Davies took first...

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Swimmers from Wells Swimming Club enjoyed a successful weekend at the City of Bristol Early Bird meet recently. The team won medals of all colours, set numerous personal bests and showed that all their early season training is definitely paying off! Early morning is a tough time to swim – especially for a long-distance event – but Bri and Sian Davies were on great form in the 400m freestyle, winning silver and bronze respectively. In the 200m individual medley Theo Truan-Thatcher won a silver and Anthony Davies a bronze, making...

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Wells Swimming Club held an extremely successful Club Championships recently with over 70 swimmers taking part! Everyone enjoyed a fantastic couple of evenings at the Kings of Wessex pool in Cheddar - from the youngest aged 6 to the oldest aged over 70! There were some fantastic races of all distances from 25m up to 1500m, some very close finishes and some incredible support from parents, friends and fellow swimmers. A few weeks later the club held the annual presentation evening near Wells where all the medallists from the championships...

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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...