Devon Developments 2015
Exmouth Swimming & Life Saving Society recently competed at the Devon Developments held over two weekends at the Plymouth Life centre.
Lily Allen was first up in the 200m breaststroke and finished 6th in the 12under age group. Jules Roberts in the boys 12 years competed next in the 200m backstroke and finished 5th. The first medal of the day was won and a first place in the same event by Joseph Bollington in the 13 years age group. Lily Allen was creeping closer to a medal finishing this time 5th in the girls 200m Backstroke. Back to the boys and in the 200m breaststroke 9 year olds Finlay Roberts finished 6th, in the 12 year olds Scott Simpson-Currie narrowly missing a medal in 4th and Jules Roberts finishing 7th. It was medal time again this time bronze for Joseph Bollington in the 200m breaststroke. The girls then moved onto 100m butterfly and Lily Allen again close to a medal in 5th, the first girls medal was a bronze in a county qualifying time for Jasmine Simpson-Currie in the 14 years age group.
The following day started with the boys 1500m and Joseph Bollington winning silver in a new club record time. The girls were next in the 800m and gold to start with Abbie Freeman in the 11 year age group, Sophie Spillar 6th and Jasmine 7th in the 14 years age; Sophie then finished 7th in the 200m freestyle. We moved onto the next weekend and the girls started off with the 400m which Jasmine finished 6th. The boys went onto the 200m Individual medley again Joseph continued his medal haul with gold. Joshua Smith in the 14 years age group just missed out with a 4th place finish. The girls went next and Abbie was 7th, Lily again getting close to the medals with another 4th. Clara Woodhead narrowly missing a medal in the 100m Breaststroke in 5th.
Joseph again in the medals this time silver in the 400m freestyle, losing the gold to a Plymouth Leander swimmer who beat him in the 1500m. Then similar to Super Saturday at the 2012 Olympics Exmouth had a triple gold rush with Jasmine winning the girls 200m butterfly in the fastest time of all girl age groups. The boys followed and gold for Joshua Smith. The next event was girls 100m backstroke and finally Lily wins a medal and gold.
It was a great way to finish off what was a good competition for those that swam over the weekends.