Success for Axminster based club’s swimmers
PUBLISHED: 12:13 23 November 2010
Five local competitors from Chard and District Swimming Club qualified for the Level 1 South West Regional Championships held at Millfield Pool, Street.
Jake Hallam (14), Luke van den Barselaar (14) Hannah Pullinger (14), Beckie Rutherford (16) and Abigail Dare (13) swam as part of the newly formed Somerset Cheetas Swim Squad achieving numerous Club Records, South West Regional Qualifying Times (SWRQT’S) and South West Regional consideration times (SWC).
Jake was on fine form throughout the weekend. He tallied a total of four South West Regional Qualifying times, three South West Consideration times; also breaking five 14 yrs & under club records and one open club record.
He achieved the SWRQTs in the 50m butterfly: 27-88 (14 yrs & under CR) 100m butterfly: 1-01-91 (14 yrs & under CR), 200m I/Medley: 2-19-03 (14 yrs & under CR), and the 400m I/Medley: 4-59-17 (14 yrs & under and OCR), with three SWCs in the 100m breaststroke: 1-14-31, 200m breaststroke: 2-40-84 and the 400m freestyle: 4-28-46 (14 yrs & under CR).
Luke achieved one SWRQT in the 50m backstroke event: 29-64 and two SWCs in the 50m freestyle: 26-51 and 200m backstroke: 2-25-52.
Hannah achieved a time of 1-01-97 in the 100m freestyle, which qualified as a SWRQT and achieved her SWC time in the 100m breaststroke: 1-22-51.
Beckie swam the 50m backstroke in a time of 33-30 and achieved her SWRQT for this event.
Abigail swam the 400m I/Medley in a time of 5-35-89 breaking both the 14 yrs & under and OCRs for this event. Her time also qualified as a SWC.
In the 15 years and under S W Regional Age Groups category, competing amongst the best swimmers in the South West of England Jake Hallam, finished overall fourth in the 100m butterfly, sixth in the 200m I/Medley and seventh in the 50m butterfly with Luke van den Barselaar, finishing seventh overall in the 50m backstroke.