Chard and District swimmers do well at the Clevedon and Chard Open Meet

Thirty-one Chard swimmers aged from nine to 17 years old entered the Annual Clevedon and Chard Open Meet – now in its seventh year - held at Weston Super Mare, writes Hannah Pullinger.

Conditions were hot both inside and outside the pool.

Many swimmers turned in excellent all-round performances in the events they entered, and two achieved Top Boy or Girl Awards for their age. Awards went to Cole Dickinson in the 9 year boys age group, Henry Taswell in the 13 year boys age group and Iain Ross in the 14 year boys age group.

Special mention also goes to 9-year-olds Caitlin Sloman, Grace Lambert and Jevan Hampton Rumbold who were swimming in their first ever open meet.

Caitlin won a silver medal in 50m butterfly, and a top eight medal in 50m freestyle, Grace won bronze in the 50m freestyle and top eight medals on 50m breaststroke and 50m butterfly, and Jevan won a top eight medal in the 50m freestyle.


You may also want to watch:


Top three positions were achieved by: Paul Harrison, 15, 100m and 200m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 200m Individual Medley;

Jay Kindred,16, 100 and 200m breaststroke; Lewis Pearson, 14, 100m butterfly, 100m backstroke, 100 and 200m freestyle, 200m Individual Medley; Iain Ross, 14, 100 and 200m butterfly, 100m breaststroke, 100 and 200m freestyle, 200m Individual Medley;

Most Read

Susan Ross, 14, 100 and 200m freestyle, 100m butterfly, 100m backstroke; Leo Kindred, 13, 100 and 200m breaststroke; Henry Taswell, 13, 100 and 200m freestyle, 200m Individual Medley, 100 & 200m backstroke; Joss Copeman, 12, 100 and 200m butterfly, 200m Individual Medley, 100 and 200m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 100m breaststroke; Simon Davis, 12, 100 and 200m breaststroke, 100 and 200m backstroke, 100m freestyle

Xanthe Dyer, 12, 100 and 200m breaststroke, 200m Individual Medley; Megan Herbert, 12, 100m breaststroke; Harriet Copeman, 10, 50m freestyle; Louis Rood, 10, 50m butterfly, 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke; Millie Downes, 10, 50m breaststroke, 200m breaststroke, 200m Individual Medley; Jamie Porter, 10, 50m freestyle; Cole Dickinson, 9, 50m freestyle, 50m butterfly, 50m backstroke, 200m butterfly, 200m freestyle; Caitlin Sloman, 9, 50m butterfly; Grace Lambert, 9, 50m freestyle.

Other swimmers who competed, many gaining top eight medal positions and personal best times were; Grace Haskins, 14, Moli Riley, 13, Oliver Bright, 12, Sam Platten, 12, Oliver Parry-Leyshon, 12, Helen Underwood, 12, Imogen Waterhouse, 11, Ben Webb, 11, Briana Barrand, 10, Jacob Hale, 10, Abbie Herbert, 10, Mia Huntley, 10, Jevan Hampton Rumbold, 9.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus