Mass medal haul from local swimmers

PUBLISHED: 14:46 24 April 2012


Chard swimmers were busy in action again during the Easter break at the Three Towers Open Meet at Millfield, with 31 swimmers aged between 9 and 16 competing over the two days, writes Hannah Pullinger.

The swimmers achieved many top medal positions – over 45 medals were won, with 24 gold, silver or bronze positions.

Two swimmers achieved South West Counties Qualifying or Consideration times; Hannah Pullinger (16) in the 100 breaststroke, and Elisha Hawkins (12) in the 400 individual medley, and 20 swimmers achieved county standard in their events.

Gold medals were won by Hannah Pullinger 16, in the 50 and 100 breaststroke, Melissa Hanson 14, in the 200 & 100 backstroke and 200 freestyle, Joe Spurway 14, in the 400 freestyle and 200 backstroke, Elisha Hawkins 12, in the 200 butterfly, Jess Patch 11, in the 200 breaststroke and Megan Herbert 9, in the 50 breaststroke.

Silver medals were won by Oliver Bilbie 13, in the 100 backstroke, Elisha Hawkins 12, 200 backstroke, 100 butterfly, and 400 individual medley,

Leo Kindred 11, 50 breaststroke, Xanthe Dyer 10, 200 butterfly, Leo Bonning 9, 200 individual medley, and Oliver Bright 9, in the 50 butterfly.

Bronze medals went to Abi Bonning 11, 50 freestyle, Leo Bonning 9, 200 freestyle & 200 breaststroke and Oliver Bright 9, 50 breaststroke.

Other medal winners were: Nathan Roberts 14, Rory Dyer 14, Jamie Pullinger 13, Paul Harrison 13, Ella Harvey 12, Susan Ross 12, India Woodhams 11, and Helen Underwood 9.

Other swimmers who also took part gaining many personal best times were: Lauren Real 14, Mollie Simpson 14, Florence Swan 13, Sarah Underwood 12, Tom Simpson 11, Simon Davis 10, and Holly Dickinson 10.

For more information about Chard & District Swimming Club visit their web-site

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