Chard and District swimmers net medals galore at Millfield School meeting

PUBLISHED: 21:43 12 October 2015 | UPDATED: 21:43 12 October 2015

Swimming pool

Swimming pool


More than 20 swimmers from Chard and District Swimming Club made the journey to Millfield School to compete in the ASA Somerset Development Meet, with a vast number of personal best and county qualifying times achieved, writes Paul Harrison.

Collectively the swimmers obtained 22 medals and a massive 70 personal best times; the development gala is to help swimmers set new times on events or to improve to achieve county qualifying times. Therefore this can be seen as a great achievement by the Chard swimmers.

Hannah Pullinger won the 100m freestyle and in the process also achieved a regional qualifying time, whilst Simon Davis claimed two gold medals to add to an impressive medal haul. There were also gold medals for Jamie Pullinger (50 freestyle) and Grace Lambert (200 freestyle).

Tessa Down took on the role of club coach over the weekend and her efforts were recognised by swimmers and parents alike, providing valuable feedback and paying close attention to areas for improvement whilst keeping the youngsters motivated.

With the season recently resumed, there is plenty of time for further improvements, making these results all the more positive.

Swimmers taking part were: Sarah Cawley, Abbie Herbert, Megan Herbert, Benjamin Webb, Simon Davis, Esme Huntley, Kaitlyn Flannigan, Xanthe Dyer, Jessica Fowler, Oliver Bright, Catherine Webb, Mia Huntley, Louis Whittome, Freddie Coles, Sam Hare, Grace Lambert, Harriet Copeman, Jevan Hampton-Rumbold, Katie Hampton-Rumbold, Jamie Porter, Paul Harrison, Hannah Pullinger and Jamie Pullinger.

If you are interested in competitive swimming, the club is always looking for new members aged seven and above. For more information visit

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