Success for St Felix squad
The Junior Squad at St Felix Swimming club are fast catching the senior squad with their successes.Twenty-one members competed at the recent Thetford open meeting with excellent results.
The Junior Squad at St Felix Swimming club are fast catching the senior squad with their successes.
Twenty-one members competed at the recent Thetford open meeting with excellent results.
Out of the 70 swims, 51 new personal best times were set; nine gold medals, seven silver and three bronze medals were won and St Felix finished in bronze position overall on the medal table.
Georgia Kerridge had outstanding swims in the 50m free, 50m breast, 50m fly and 100m Individual Medley. Not only did she achieve new personal best times in all four events; in particular taking 16 seconds off her fly and 10 seconds off the IM but also achieved gold in all races.
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Mimi Stannard was also a great success on the medal table taking home two bronze medals in the 50m free and the 50m breast and silver in the 50m fly. She came seventh in her 50m back and just missed another bronze by coming fourth in 100m IM. She also achieved four personal best swims out of the five.
Annabelle Stannard took medals home in all her five races gaining a new personal best time in the 100m free and winning gold. She then went on to win bronze in her 100m back and silver in the 100m breast, 100m fly and 200m IM
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Marina Esteve also achieved some excellent results on the medal table, taking gold in both her 100m free and 100m back but also achieving a new personal best time in the 100m breaststroke.
The girls continued with their success improving their times, sometimes by great leaps of 10 seconds or more and moving them nearer to the medal table.
Marion Bryant excellent swims in her 100m free, 100m back and 100m breast; removing great chunks off her times to finish 12th, 17th and 14th respectively.
Jasmin Collins took home a new time in her 100m fly and swimming close to form in the 100m back and 200m Individual Medley finishing 8th in the fly, 14th in the back and 12th in the IM.
Next out for the girls was Olivia Harrod, earning new times in her 50m back and 50m breast and again close to form on the 50m free. She was placed 22nd in back, 25th in breast and 24th in the free.
Ashley Newson had some impressive swims especially in her 100m back whereby she took 20 seconds off her time. The 100m free and 100m breast also produced some good new times and she finished 10th in the free, 12th in the back and 9th in the breast.
Chloe Nixon in three out of her five races produced some excellent new times in the 50m free, 50m back and 50m breast helping her to finish sixth, 12th and fourth respectively and finishing 11th in the 50m fly and eighth in 100m IM.
The girls were certainly out in numbers and Katie Rumsey was next to participate.
She had a clean sweep with new personal best times in all five races and also collected a silver medal along the way. In the 50m free she finished eighth taking seven seconds off; 50m back second taking 14 seconds off her time; 50m breast fifth place minus eight seconds; 50m fly seventh place minus seven seconds and the 100m IM fifth place removing 10 seconds from her time.
Hetty Spencer had an excellent 100m free and gained a new personal best time and was placed 25th overall.
Alice Ward also had a clean sweep gaining new personal best times in all her five races and just missing out on a medal in the 50m free by coming fourth. She came sixth in her 50m back, 18th in 50m breast, 10th in 50m fly and seventh in 100m IM.
Amy Ward was next competing and she gained three new personal best times out of her three races and came sixth in 100m free, 13th in 100m back and 10th in the 200m IM.
Casey Willis was last out for the girls and swum some exceptional races, achieving new times in all four races and just missing out on the medals by coming fourth in the 50m free and 50m back. She finished eighth in the 50m breast and sixth in the 100m IM.
Not quite as many boys as girls were competing but they were out to show they could still bring home the medals.
George Stannard was not to let the side down by gaining new personal best times in four of his five races and also taking home four medals. Achievements were had in the 50m breast and 50m back where George won gold in both races. He then went on to take silver in the 50m free and 100m IM and just missed a clean sweep of the medals by coming fourth in the 50m fly.
Sam Burrows swam well coming close to his times and achieving 20th position in the 50m free, 11th in the 50m fly and 15th in 100m IM.
Alex Farrands also had some good swims and gained new personal best times in his 50m free and 50m back coming sixth and fifth respectively and just missing out on a medal in the 50m breast by coming fourth.
Matthew Keal was swimming close to his times and came 10th in the 50m free, 11th in the 50m breast and eighth in the 50m fly.
Last out for the boys was Hamish Munro-Smith swimming brilliantly for the team and gaining all new times in his five races. He was placed fifth in the 100m free, seventh in the 100m back, eighth in the 100m breast and eighth in the 200m IM.
A brilliant team of swimmers returned home elated with their success.