Bright performances at Tiverton Sparkler from C & D swimmers
Five juniors from the Club’s Competitive and Development section attended the Tiverton Sparkler Open meet. Chasing County and regional qualifying times, the swimmers did really well, coming away with 9 personal bests and 5 medals.
The youngest Exmouth swimmer, William Senjack took gold in the 9 and under 100 metres backstroke in a time that was a new club record for his age group. A similar feat was also achieved by Grace Gillingham, who took gold in the same event and beat the club record that had stood since 1997. Grace also recorded a new club record in the 50 metres freestyle, and achieved a personal best and first place finish in the 200 metres breaststroke. Lily Allen came away with gold and silver in the 200metres and 100 metres backstroke respectively, the latter of which was swam exactly to her personal best time. She also improved her time in the 50 metres freestyle.
Whilst unlucky not to finish amongst the medals there were great performances from Megan Harris and Abbie Freeman. Megan had a personal best in both the 100 metres backstroke and 200 metres breaststroke.
Both the Masters and Junior swimmers will be looking to take their form into the forthcoming Club Championships, which will be held throughout October and November at Exmouth Leisure Centre.