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PUBLISHED: 11:49 24 July 2012

June Swimmers of the Month Lewis Pearson 12 and Florence Swan 13.

June Swimmers of the Month Lewis Pearson 12 and Florence Swan 13.

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Chard Swimming Club held their third Club Gala of the year at Flamingo Pool in Axminster, writes Hannah Pullinger.

Over 80 swimmers ranging in age from six-16 years took part. There were some excellent swims at the gala, 46 county qualifying times were achieved along with 12 regional-level times (although regional/national times cannot officially be achieved at this level).

Swimmers who achieved regional-level times were: Hannah Pullinger, 16, 50 back, 100 free, 200 breaststroke; Abi Dare,15, 50 back, 200 breaststroke; Melissa Hanson,15, 50 back, 200 breaststroke; Luke van den Barselaar,16, 200 free, 100 back; Jake Hallam,16, 200 free; Ben Fowler, 16, 100 back; Elisha Hawkins,12, 200 breaststroke.

Swimmers of the Month, pictured right, for June were Lewis Pearson, 12, who achieved his first ever regional qualifying time in 100m backstroke, and Florence Swan, 13, who achieved the most progress points at galas during June.

8 &Under Events: Boys’ 25m Breaststroke: 1 Joe Shrubb, 2 Jimmy Brett, 3 Simon Law

Boys’ 25m Backstroke: 1 Jimmy Brett, 2 Joe Shrubb, 3 Cole Dickinson; Girls’ 25m Freestyle 1 Abi Greenslade, 2 Millie Downes, 3 Abbie Herbert; Girls 25m Butterfly: 1 Abi Greenslade 2 Millie Downes, 3 Abbie Herbert.

Girls’ 50 Backstroke: Open: 1 Abi Dare, 2 Melissa Hanson, 3 Hannah Pullinger: 13/14 Years: 1 Susan Ross, 2 Hope Horsfield, 3 Elisha Hawkins, ; 12 Years: 1 Tamsin Edge, 2 Abi Bonning , 3 Grace Haskins; 11 Years: 1 Jess Patch, 2 Jess Fowler, 3 Ella Hawkins; 10 Years: 1 Xanthe Dyer, 2 Daisy Brett, 3 Megan Herbert; 9 Years: 1 Eden McDonald, 2 Jess McAuley, 3 Sharna Edge.

Boys’ 50 Breaststroke: Open: 1 Jake Hallam, 2 Luke van den Barselaar , 3 Jay Kindred ; 13/14 Years: 1 Iain Ross, 2 Jamie Pullinger, 3 Rory Dyer; 12 Years: 1 Ryan Adair , 2 Liam Mathieson, 3 Ben Greenslade; 11 Years: 1 Leo Kindred , 2 Henry Taswell, 3 Simon Davis; 10 Years: 1 Leo Bonning, 2 Michael Moulding, 3 Oliver Bright; 9 Years: 1 William Hawkins, 2 Ben Webb, 3 Daniel Humphreys.

Girls’ 200 Breaststroke; Open: 1 Hannah Pullinger, 2 Abi Dare, 3 Melissa Hanson

13/14 Years: 1 Elisha Hawkins, 2 Daniella Edge, 3 Florence Swan

12 Years: 1 Tamsin Edge, 2 Abi Bonning, 3 Grace Haskins

11 Years: 1 Jess Patch, 2 Jess Fowler, 3 Nancy Doble

10 Years: 1 Xanthe Dyer, 2 Megan Herbert 3 Helen Underwood

Boys’ 200 Freestyle: Open: 1 Luke van den Barselaar, 2 Jake Hallam, 3 Joe Spurway; 13/14 Years: 1 Oliver Bilbie, 2 Iain Ross, 3 Jamie Pullinger; 12 Years: 1 Ryan Adair, 2 Ben Greenslade, 3 Liam Mathieson; 11 Years: 1 Henry Taswell, 2 Leo Kindred, 3 Simon Davis; 10 Years: 1 Leo Bonning, 2 Oliver Bright,

Girls’ 100 Freestyle: Open: 1 Hannah Pullinger 2 Melissa Hanson, 3 Abi Dare; 13/14 Years: 1 Susan Ross, 2 Elisha Hawkins, 3 Hope Horsfield; 12 Years: 1 Tamsin Edge, 2 Abi Bonning, 3 Grace Haskins; 11 Years: 1 Jess Patch, 2 Jess Fowler, 3 Millie Shrubb; 10 Years: 1 Xanthe Dyer, 2 Helen Underwood, 3 Megan Herbert; 9 Years: 1 Jess McAuley, 2 Eden McDonald, 3 Brooke Mathieson.

Boys’ 100 Backstroke: Open: 1 Luke van den Barselaar, 2 Ben Fowler, 3 Joe Spurway

13/14 Years: 1 Oliver Bilbie, 2 Jamie Pullinger, 3 Paul Harrison; 12 Years: 1 Ben Greenslade, 2 Ryan Adair, 3 Tom Simpson; 11 Years: 1 Henry Taswell , 2 Leo Kindred, 3 Simon Davis ; 10 Years: 1 Leo Bonning, 2 Joss Copeman, 3 Michael Moulding ; 9 Years: 1 Ben Webb, 2 Daniel Humphreys.

Boys’ 100 Individual Medley; Open: 1 Jake Hallam, 2 Luke van den Barselaar, 3 Ben Fowler; 13/14 Years: 1 Oliver Bilbie, 2 Iain Ross, 3 Rory Dyer; 12 Years: 1 Ryan Adair, 2 Liam Mathieson, 3 Tom Simpson; 11 Years: 1 Henry Taswell, 2 Leo Kindred , 3 Simon Davis; 10 Years: 1 Leo Bonning, 2 Joss Copeman, 3 Michael Moulding.

Girls’ Novice 25m 1 Sharna Edge, 2 Harriet Copeman, 3 Brooke Mathieson; Girls’Novice 50m 1 Marianna Dyer, 2 Xanthe Dyer, 3 Sarah Underwood; Boys’ Novice 25m 1 Jimmy Brett, 2 William Hawkins 3 Jamie Porter; Boys’ Novice 50m 1 Ben Greenslade, 2 Leo Kindred, 3 Liam Mathieson

Chard & District are always looking for new members; sessions are held at Axminster, Chard and Crewkerne, as well as long course training at Millfield School pool. If you would like to find out more or arrange a free trial please visit our web-site at chardswimming.org.uk


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