Well done and huge congratulations to all the swimmers who competed over the three days of the 2017 Club Championships. It was a great success with tremendous support for all swimmers who were taking part, especially for some of our younger swimmers who were swimming for the first time in a competitive gala. We had lots of swimmers achieving excellent personal best times and winning medals for finishing in the top 3 places, it was also encouraging to see some of our swimmers beating some of the clubs long standing records.
A massive thank you to all the volunteers and parents who have helped us prepare and run this event, without all your hard work and giving up your free time, these events would not be able to go ahead. Thank you also to the travelling officials from Exeter and Torquay Swimming Clubs who also came along to officiate and to all the staff at Dawlish Leisure Centre for your help staging the event. We would also like to thank the local businesses: Red Rock Brewery, Saddles & Paddles, Powderham Castle, Dinosaur World, Woodlands and Beachcomber Café and all those individuals who have provided sponsorship, support and donations to this event.
Following the final races at Dawlish Leisure Centre Pool on Saturday, the fun continued on the playing fields with a picnic and games followed by speeches from Club Chairman Kevan Haines and Head Coach Garry Mitchell followed with presentations by Devon ASA President, Veronica Blackmore and Club President Norman Storey to the top girls and boys in each age group and winners of the SKINS race.
Garry Mitchell kindly took photographs throughout the three days of the Club Championships, these can be viewed and downloaded from his Dropbox folder, for access to the folder please get in touch with Garry.
Full results are now available on our website and Facebook pages.
The top Girl & Boy awards were presented to:
8 & Under
1st Lauren MAJOR (1630), 2nd Isabelle KENNEDY-BRUYNEELS (1146), 3rd Yasmin BROWN (769)
1st Phoebe ARMES (3239), 2nd Olivia DANN (2904), 3rd Evie LEWIS (2237)
1st Emily BRADFORD (3796), 2nd Amelie GOODRUM (3733), 3rd Elise GROVE (2786)
15 & Over
1st Issy KIME (2801), 2nd Jess SCHOENEBERG (2781), 3rd Chelsea NORTHCOTT (2646)
8 & Under
1st Fletcher WICKHAM (1129), 2nd Seb GROST (1018), 3rd Lucas RANDALL (278)
1st Sam BRADFORD (1497), 2nd Jensen HEALEY (1051), 3rd Zack SULLENS (987)
1st Jamie HINDLE (1047), 2nd Oliver ROSE (846)
15 & Over
*Calculated by totalling the 8 highest FINA point scoring events for each swimmer.
Thank you once again, and we look forward to seeing you at next years Club Championships.