Chard swimmers fly the flag

PUBLISHED: 13:50 30 December 2010

Chard swimmer Abi Dare

Chard swimmer Abi Dare


Chard and District Swimming Club members recently competed in the West Dorset Christmas Open Meet, held at Bridport, on the December 6.

Abigail Dare, 13, swam two South West Counties Qualifying Times (SWCQT) in the 50m backstroke 32.71 and in the 100m backstroke 1-10-59. She also achieved her first ever Gold speed badge in the 50m freestyle in 29.54.

Jodie Hake, 14 similarly obtained two SWCQTs in the 50m backstroke, 34.18 and 100m backstroke 1.11.77.

Hannah Pullinger, 14 achieved her SWCQT in the 50m backstroke with a time of 34.19 and bagged three South West Counties consideration times in the 50m freestyle: 28.94, 100m backstroke: 1.13.75 and 100m freestyle: 1.03.08.

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Competitors who achieved top six positions:

100m Individual Medley:

9yrs: Leo Kindred (3rd)

10-11yrs : Lewis Pearson (1st). Elisha Hawkins (2nd). Charlie Kendall (3rd). Liam Mathieson (6th).

12 -13 yrs: Jamie Pullinger (2nd). Joe Spurway (1st). Lauren Harrison (2nd). Jay Kindred (5th).

14-15 yrs: Hannah Pullinger (1st). Jodie Hake (3rd). Jessica Mathieson (6th).

50m Freestyle:

9yrs : Leo Kindred (3rd).

10-11yrs: Lewis Pearson (1st). Charlie Kendall (3rd). Elisha Hawkins (5th).

12-13yrs: Abigail Dare (1st). Joe Spurway (1st). Lauren Harrison (5th). Oliver Bilbie (5th). Jamie Pullinger (6th).

14yrs -15yrs : Hannah Pullinger (1st). Jodie Hake (3rd).

100m Freestyle:

10 -11 yrs : Lewis Pearson (1st). Charlie Kendall (4th).

12 yrs -13yrs : Lauren Harrison (2nd). Joe Spurway. (2nd). Elisha Hawkins (4th). Elsie Emery (5th). Lauren van den Barselaar (6th).

14 -15 yrs : Hannah Pullinger (1st). Jodie Hake (3rd). Jessica Mathieson (4th).

50m Breaststroke:

9 yrs : Leo Kindred (1st). Jessica Patch (3rd).

10 -11yrs : Charlie Kendall (1st). Elisha Hawkins (2nd). Marsha Emery (3rd).

12-13yrs : Elsie Emery (3rd). Jay Kindred (3rd). Jamie Pullinger (5th).

14-15yrs : Hannah Pullinger (2nd). Maddie Barber (3rd). Jessica Mathieson (4th). Jodie Hake (6th).

100m Backstroke:

10yrs -11yrs : Charlie Kendall (1st). Elisha Hawkins (4th). Ryan Adair (4th).

12-13 yrs : Abigail Dare (1st). Lauren Harrison (2nd). Oliver Bilbie (3rd). Jamie Pullinger (5th). Melisa Hanson (5th).

14yrs-15yrs : Jodie Hake (2nd) Hannah Pullinger (3rd).

50m Backstroke:

9 yrs : Leo Kindred (4th).

10-11yrs : Charlie Kendall (1st). Lewis Pearson (2nd). Bea Brett (2nd). Elisha Hawkins (3rd).

12-13yrs : Abigail Dare (1st). Oliver Bilbie (2nd). Joe Spurway (3rd). Lauren Harrison (3rd). Melissa Hanson (6th). Jamie Pullinger (6th).

14-15yrs : Jodie Hake (2nd). Hannah Pullinger (3rd).

50m Butterfly:

10-11 yrs : Elisha Hawkins (2nd). Marsha Emery (3rd). Lewis Pearson (3rd). Charlie Kendall (5th).

12-13yrs : Abigail Dare (1st). Lauren Harrison (3rd). Elsie Emery (6th). Jamie Pullinger (5th).

14-15yrs : Jodie Hake (1st). Hannah Pullinger (3rd). Maddie Barber(5th).

100m Butterfly:

10-11yrs : Ryan Adair (1st).Marsha Emery (1st). Elisha Hawkins (2nd).

12-13yrs : Lauren Harrison (2nd). Billie- Jo Dance (5th). Jamie Pullinger (6th).

Other Participants : Abigail Bonning, Lauren Real, Paul Harrison, Marianna and Rory Dyer, Natalie and Sarah Underwood.

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