Keywood honoured by Honiton Town Council

PUBLISHED: 18:48 10 February 2011

Honiton Swimming Club presentation night - three of the main winners.

Honiton Swimming Club presentation night - three of the main winners.


Honiton Swimming Club held their Presentation Evening, at the Frogmore Hall, in Dunkeswell, to celebrate members’ achievements in the recent club Championships.

Medals were awarded to swimmers for effort, improvement and achievement in all age groups. The ethos of the club is to encourage and include swimmers; so no-one left empty-handed or disheartened.

Tabitha Vaughan is currently Honiton’s star swimmer. Butterfly is her favourite stroke, but she won all of the 15 and over events that she entered. Tabitha is studying PE as one of her GCSEs. Her intention is to go to Loughborough University to study law, where she hopes to continue her sporting pursuits, namely swimming and athletics.

Michael Rae achieved a county time in his breaststroke 50m and 100I/M. Michael is working towards his A-level in PE and helps coach the swimmers on Sundays. Michael is hoping to progress and achieve his level 1 coaching.

Girls’ Team Captain, Sophie Keywood, received the Honiton Town Council trophy to acknowledge the tremendous effort she puts in on poolside on Sunday evenings.

Sophie has been helping coach the younger members for a year. She is currently doing lifeguard training and would like to gain her Level 1 Coaching. Sophie won gold for 200m backstroke, in the 15 and over category and silver for her other events.

In the words of Rosie Batten-Stevens, one of Honiton’s promising young swimmers “Sophie and Michael are helpful with our technique and they are also very friendly.” Rosie won 10 medals for the events she participated in as an U11.

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