Juniors success in Southern League

PUBLISHED: 14:32 07 July 2011

Chard and district's young swimmers

Chard and district's young swimmers


Chard & District Swimming Club came eighth outof 27 clubs in the Southern Junior League competition, for swimmers aged 9 -12, winning a place in the A final, at Weston super Mare, a feat the club has not achieved since 2005, writes Hannah Pullinger.

Winning performances came from Jamie Pullinger (12) and Bea Brett (10) who were the only two Chard swimmers to achieve top three positions; Jamie in the 12 year boys’ 50m fly (3rd) and Bea in the 10 year girls’ 50m back (3rd).

Hope Horsfield also achieved the club silver Speed Badge for swimming her 50m freestyle event in under 36 seconds . Special mention should also be made of Iain Ross who, despite nursing a broken arm, took part in both 12 year boys’ team relays, swimming with a plaster cast and waterproof cover! It was the final year for the current 12 year olds, and the club would like to thank them for representing them over the past four years: Jamie Pullinger, Paul Harrison, Iain Ross, Susan Ross, Daniella Edge, Florence Swan, and Hope Horsfield. A Junior League medal was awarded to Jamie Pullinger for swimming in all 12 galas over the last four years,

Blue badges (nine galas): Daniella Edge, Susan Ross, Ella Harvey, Tamsin Edge, Elisha Hawkins, Iain Ross and Paul Harrison. Red badges (six galas): Abi Bonning, Florence Swan, Carrie Lewis, Ryan Adair, Liam Mathieson, Leo Kindred, Henry Taswell, Barnaby Down, Lewis Pearson, and Tom Simpson. Yellow badges (3 galas): Nancy Doble, Flora McIlroy, Xanthe Dyer, Helen Underwood, Jess Fowler, Jess Patch, Megan Herbert, Hope Horsfield, Simon Davis, Louis Jones and Jamie Hannaford.

Also a big thank you to all the Team helpers without whom the event could not be supported: Richard Edge (first year as Team Manager), Karen Adair, Liz Simpson, Richard Harvey, Claire Ross, June Turner, Sarah Brett who organized the transport. and others who supported the Club in hosting the second round gala.

Junior Squad: Boys: Jamie Pullinger, Paul Harrison, Iain Ross, Barnaby Down, Tom Simpson, Ben Greenslade, Lewis Pearson, Charlie Kendall, Henry Taswell, Leo Kindred, Ryan Adair, Liam Mathieson, Louis Fendall, Joss Copeman, Louis Jones, Simon Davis, Oliver Bright,

Girls: Daniella Edge, Susan Ross, Hope Horsfield, Florence Swan, Tamsin Edge, Carrie Lewis, Ella Harvey, Elisha Hawkins, Bea Brett, Jessica Patch, Abi Bonning, Ella Hawkins, Nancy Doble, Daisy Brett, Flora McIlroy, Xanthe Dyer, Jessica Fowler, Megan Herbert, Helen Underwood

Anyone interested in joining the Club please visit our web-site www.chardswimming.org The Club has an open afternoon arranged at Chard pool 3.30pm on Sunday, July 17, with Coach John Farrant; all 6yrs plus welcome to come along for a free taster session and to find out more.

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