Chard swimmers win awards

PUBLISHED: 10:00 03 June 2009 | UPDATED: 23:36 15 June 2010

Chard Swimmers

Chard Swimmers

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Hannah Pullinger, 13, who attends The Woodroffe School, achieved her first South West Counties Qualifying Time.

Hannah Pullinger, 13, who attends The Woodroffe School, achieved her first South West Counties Qualifying Time in the 100m Freestyle, 1-04:54 at a recent meet at Exeter's Pyramids Pool.. Luke van den Barselaar and Jake Hallam, both also 13 and pupils at Colyton Grammar School, also achieved new SWCQTs - Luke in the 200m Individual Medley: 2-34:79 and Jake in the 100m Breaststroke: 1-22:30. Luke and Jake have both achieved a total of six SWCQTs each this year. Luke in 100m and 200m freestyle, 100m and 200m backstroke, 200m and 400m Individual Medley, and Jake in 100m and 200m butterfly, 100m and 200m breaststroke, 200m and 400m Individual Medley.Other SWCQT were achieved over the weekend by the following local swimmers: Jamie Pullinger, 10; 200m Freestyle: 2-42:97, 200m Backstroke: 3-00:69, 200m Individual Medley: 3-05:70. Abigail Dare, 12; 100m Backstroke: 1-19:30, 400m Individual Medley: 5-58:28 and Luke van den Barselaar 13; 100m Backstroke: 1-11:19, 200m Backstroke: 2-34:84.Club records were awarded to:- Jamie Pullinger 10 years and under; 100m Freestyle 1:15-09, 100m Backstroke 1-24:48, and 100m Breaststroke 1-42:29. Beckie Rutherford 14 years and under and Open age group for the 50m Backstroke 32:89.Top three positions were awarded to local swimmers: Laura Coombs, Abigail Dare, Elsie Emery, Jack Fish, Ben Fowler, Jake Hallam, Lauren Harrison, Paul Harrison, Jay Kindred, Saskia Osborne, Lewis Pearson, Hannah Pullinger, Jamie Pullinger, Iain Ross, Beckie Rutherford, James Rutherford and Luke van den Barselaar. Other local swimmers participating were Susan Ross and Lauren van den Barselaar.

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