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Loddon records smashed in pool

PUBLISHED: 17:19 09 April 2010 | UPDATED: 09:32 01 August 2010

Loddon White Dolphin swimmers smashed four club records at Hobart High School Pool in the annual Senior Gala.

Mark Stone, club chairman and coach, thanked parents and praised the non-stop commitment, dedication and hard work the youngsters, aged 10 to 16 years have, in the last 12 months, put into both their swimming and fund raising.

Loddon White Dolphin swimmers smashed four club records at Hobart High School Pool in the annual Senior Gala.

Mark Stone, club chairman and coach, thanked parents and praised the non-stop commitment, dedication and hard work the youngsters, aged 10 to 16 years have, in the last 12 months, put into both their swimming and fund raising.

The club has collected £20,000 towards a target of £70,000 needed to support £400,000 worth of major work to the pool.

10-year-olds - A well-matched backstroke race saw Siouxsie Littlewood first and Phillipa English second. Alice Whitmore broke away in the last length to secure a first and new club individual medly (IM) record against Phoebe Chick who came a close second. Alice went on to swim strong breaststroke and butterfly firsts, whilst Phoebe worked on an early lead in front crawl to take first with Rachael Folkard second and Lucy Grant third. Good performance time from Elise Plume. Backstroke first went to Matthew Crossman.

11-year-olds - Alice Robertson won breaststroke with Lydia Rowe producing a hard-fought second. Georgia Sargent secured firsts in backstroke and front crawl with Alice Robertson and Lydia Rowe taking front crawl second and third places. Boys' backstroke resulted in Oliver Bodie taking a new record and touching just ahead of Hudson Boothby with Ryan Jenkins third. Oliver went on to take IM and secured his third win in front crawl with Cameron McKnespiey second, Hudson Boothby third and Ryan Jenkins fourth. Ryan secured butterfly first and Matthew Hayes breaststroke first. Good performance time from Sam Ford.

12-year-olds - Bethany Clarry clawed ahead to win backstroke, Charlotte Power took second and Sadya Arnett third. Lucie Reynolds won butterfly with Charlotte picking up another second place. Front crawl saw a repeat with Lucie winning ahead of Charlotte and Marie Taylor and Bethany Clarry swimming stroke-by-stroke for respective third and fourth places. Boys' backstroke was won when Jamie Verhulst pulled away on the third length, Jake Yallop and Finlay Lawson bringing in exciting second and third places. James Whitmore took breaststroke first and Jamie Verhulst second. James Whitmore later secured butterfly and IM firsts with Charlie Folkard taking IM second. Equally matched, Charlie Folkard, Finlay Lawson and Jake Yallop produced a thrilling front crawl with respective first, second and third places decided in the final strokes.

13-year-olds - Amy Scott and Julia Brackenbury took backstroke first and second and later reproduced the positions in butterfly. Emma Potts secured breaststroke and ind.medley firsts with Lauren Brown IM second. Julia Brackenbury won front crawl with Lauren Brown second. Tom Sargent took an early lead to win front crawl with James Woodcock working hard for second place. Tom also took backstroke.

14-year-olds - Libby Day secured three firsts in breaststroke, butterfly and set a new club record by taking first place in IM with Naomi Church claiming a close ind.medley second. Naomi also secured backstroke and front crawl firsts. Backstroke and front crawl wins went to Jay Haverson.

15-year-olds - Megan Miller won backstroke with Laura Shilling second. Megan also took first in butterfly. Faith Jennison secured a new club record and first place in breaststroke and later went on to win individual medley crawl ahead of Laura Shilling second. Front crawl saw Faith and Laura battling at the end of the day's racing with the girls repeating the individual medley result - a first place for Faith and a hard worked second for Laura. Henry Hardy gained firsts in breaststroke, front crawl and individual medley.

16 Year Olds - Individual medley, breaststroke and backstroke firsts went to Katrina Clarke.

Relay - 0.3 of a second between five teams! First Stingray (captained by Faith Jennison); second: Dolphins (captained by Libby Day); third: Swordfish (captained by Henry Hardy); fourth: Crocodiles (captained by Amy Scott); fifth: Sharks (captained by Naomi Church).

Trophy Awards: 'Betty White Founders Shield' - Faith Jennison; ' Matthew Green for Excellence in Technique' - Megan Miller; 'Stones Progress thro' Enthusiasm' - Jake Yallop; 'Parents for Hard Work & Tenacity' - Jamie Verhulst; 'CB Sports Achievement thro' Sportsmanship' - Georgia Sargent; 'Rimmers Cup for Distinction' - Alice Whitmore; 'Ian Evans not to Yield' - Phillipa English; 'Mobbs Shield for Determination' - Charlie Folkard; 'Millet Trophy for Backstroke' - Charlotte Power; 'Rumps Cup for Best Improved Breaststroke' - Alice Robertson; 'Good Effort' - Lydia Rowe, James Woodcock, Lucy Grant, Sadya Arnett, Cameron McKnespiey, Jay Haverson. 'Swimmer of the Month' - Samuel Verhulst.

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