A hatful of gold as swimmers tackle Tiverton sprint

PUBLISHED: 13:55 05 August 2010

Somerset Age GRoup - top achievers.

Somerset Age GRoup - top achievers.

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Chard & District swimmers competed in the Tiverton Sprint Meet, held on Sunday, July 11.

Chard & District swimmers competed in the Tiverton Sprint Meet, held on Sunday, July 11.

With 35 individuals qualifying for finals, a hatful of gold medals were achieved by the following swimmers: Jake Hallam, 14, tallied a hat-trick of wins in the 50m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly and 100m Individual Medley.

Ben Greenslade, 9, Lewis Pearson, 10, and Luke van den Barselaar 14, finished with wins in two of their events throughout the competition. Ben, Lewis and Luke won both the 50m Freestyle and 50m Backstroke events for their respective age groups.

Whilst single wins were produced by Hannah Pullinger, 14, in the 100m Individual Medley, Leo Kindred, 9, in the 50m Breaststroke, and Beckie Rutherford, 15, in the 50m Backstroke.

Other top six positions were awarded to: nine yrs and under: Leo Kindred (3rd) 50m Freestyle (4th) 50m Backstroke.

10 yrs: Charlie Kendall (2nd) 50m Breaststroke and 50m Butterfly, (3rd) 50m Backstroke, (4th) 50m Freestyle, 100m Individual Medley. Lewis Pearson (3rd) 100m Individual Medley.

Eleven yrs: Jamie Pullinger (2nd) 100m Individual Medley, (3rd) 50m Butterfly, 50 Freestyle, (4th) 50m Backstroke (5th) 50m Breaststroke. Marsha Emery (3rd) 50m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly. Susan Ross (3rd) 50m Freestyle, (4th) 50m Backstroke, 100m Individual Medley (5th) 50m Butterfly.

Twelve yrs: Elsie Emery (2nd) 50m Butterfly, 50m Freestyle, (3rd) 50m Backstroke, 100m Individual Medley, (5th) 50m Breaststroke. Oliver Bilbie (3rd) 50m Backstroke, (4th) 100m Individual Medley, (5th) 50m Freestyle. Jay Kindred (4th) 50m Breaststroke, (6th) 100m Individual Medley. Jake Harvey (5th) 50m Butterfly. Mollie Simpson (5th) 50m Freestyle.

Thirteen yrs: Alex Phillips (4th) 50m Breaststroke (6th) 50m Freestyle.

Fourteen yrs: Hannah Pullinger (2nd) 50m Freestyle, 50m Breaststroke, 50m Backstroke, (3rd) 50m Butterfly. Luke van den Barselaar (2nd) 50m Butterfly, 100m Individual Medley. Ben Fowler (2nd) 50m Backstroke, (3rd) 50m Freestyle (4th) 50m Butterfly, 100m Individual Medley.

Fifteen yrs and over: Beckie Rutherford (2nd) 50m Freestyle, 100m Individual Medley, (3rd) 50m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly. Laura Coombs (4th) 50m Butterfly, 50m Backstroke (5th) 100m Individual Medley. James Rutherford (6th) 50m Backstroke.

The following weekend saw Chard & District Swimmers compete in their third Club Gala of the year, held at the Flamingo Pool, in Axminster.

Beckie Rutherford was in fine form, beating the Open Club record in the 50m Backstroke in a time of 32.57.

Top three medals were awarded to: boys 8 yrs & under: 25m Backstroke: 1. Michael Moulding. 25m Breaststroke: 1. Michael Moulding.

Girls 8 yrs & under: 25m Butterfly: 1.Milly Kendall, 2. Daisy Brett, 3. Xanthe Dyer.

25m Freestyle: 1.Xanthe Dyer, 2. Daisy Brett, 3. Milly Kendall.

Boys 25m Novice Freestyle: 2. Michael Moulding

Boys 50m Novice Freestyle: 1. Iain Ross, 2. Charlie Kendall.

Girls 25m Novice Freestyle: 3. Xanthe Dyer.

Girls 50m Novice Freestyle: 1. Florence Swan, 2. Bea Brett, 3. Lauren Real.

Boys 200m Freestyle:

Open: 1. Luke van den Barselaar, 13/14 yrs: 2. Jake Hallam, 3. Ben Fowler.12 yrs: 1. Jamie Pullinger, 2. Oliver Bilbie, 3. Rory Dyer. 11 yrs: 1. Lewis Pearson, 2. Iain Ross. 10 yrs: 1. Charlie Kendall, 3. Ben Greenslade

Boys 100m Backstroke:

Open: 1. Luke van den Barselaar, 2. James Rutherford. 13/14 yrs: 1. Ben Fowler. 12 yrs: 1. Jamie Pullinger, 2. Oliver Bilbie, 3. Paul Harrison. 11 yrs: 1. Iain Ross, 2. Lewis Pearson. 10 yrs: 1. Charlie Kendall, 3. Tom Simpson. 9 yrs: 1. Leo Kindred.

Boys 50m Breaststroke: Open: 1. Luke van den Barselaar, 2. James Rutherford. 13/14 yrs: 2. Jake Hallam, 3. Ben Fowler. 12 yrs: 1. Jamie Pullinger, Oliver Bilbie, 3. Paul Harrison. 11 yrs: 1. Iain Ross, 2. Lewis Pearson. 10 yrs: 1. Charlie Kendall, 3. Tom Simpson.

Boys 100m Individual Medley:

Open: 1. Luke van den Barselaar. 13/14 yrs: 1. Jake Hallam, 3. Ben Fowler. 12 yrs: 1. Jamie Pullinger, Oliver Bilbie, 3. Rory Dyer. 11 yrs: 1. Iain Ross, 2. Lewis Pearson. 10 yrs: 1. Charlie Kendall, 3. Matthew Real. 9 yrs: 1.Leo Kindred.

Girls 200m Breaststroke:

Open: 1. Hannah Pullinger, 2. Naomi Speake, 3. Beckie Rutherford. 13/14 yrs: 2. Abigail Dare. 12 yrs: 1. Elsie Emery. 11 yrs: 2. Marsha Emery, 3. Susan Ross. 10 yrs: 3. Rosie Bolton.

Girls 100m Freestyle:

Open: 1. Hannah Pullinger, 2. Beckie Rutherford. 3. Naomi Speake. 13/14 yrs: 1. Abigail Dare. 12 yrs: 1. Elsie Emery. 11 yrs: 2. Susan Ross, 3. Marsha Emery. 10 yrs: 1. Bea Brett.

Girls 50m Backstroke:

Open: 1. Beckie Rutherford, 2. Hannah Pullinger, 3. Naomi Speake. 13/14 yrs: 1. Abigail Dare. 12 yrs: 1. Elsie Emery. 11 yrs: 2. Susan Ross, 3. Marsha Emery. 10 yrs: 1. Bea Brett. 9 yrs: 3. Flora Hopkinson.

Other club swimmers participating were: Helen Underwood, Nancy Doble, Daisy Brett, Marianna Dyer, Ella Harvey, Florence Swan, Carrie Lewis, Sarah Underwood, Charlotte Kingston, Abigail Phillips, Jay Kindred, Alex Phillips, Lauren Harrison, Mollie Simpson, Abigail Speake, Steph Hallam, and Jacob Crofton.


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