Monday, 27 July 2015

Best Visiting Club at Plymouth Gala, July 2015

Swimmers and coaches with the trophy for Best Visiting Club
Exeter took the trophy for Best Visiting Club after a terrific performance at Plymouth's end of season gala.

For some of our younger swimmers, this was a first experience of competitive racing, while  more senior teammates used the event for some last-minute practice as they prepare for the National Championships in Sheffield next week.

Exeter's dominance began on Friday evening, with eight medals in the long-distance events. Full days of swimming on Saturday and Sunday produced golds across every age group, distance and stroke, as swimmers achieved countless personal best times.

The club's 31 gold medals were won by: Joe Day (1500m free, 200m fly), Will Amey (50m back), Rosie Kendall (800m free), Guy Wilson (400m free), Jack Pearson (400m IM), Milly Rawles (100m back), Katie Townsend (200m free, 400m free), Olivia Burrow (400m IM), Tim Western (50m breast, 200m back), Amelia Ashelford (50m back, 100m back, 200m fly), Milly Kendall (800m free, 400m free), Charlotte Emery (100m fly, 50m breast, 200m fly, 100m free), Emily Eveling (50m fly, 100m breast, 100m fly, 50m back), Aliyah-Mai Webb (400m free, 100m fly), Alec White (100m back, 50m fly, 100m breast, 100m fly).

There were too many silvers and bronzes to list!

Many thanks to all coaches and volunteers, and best of luck to the swimmers competing in the nationals over the next fortnight.