Pulled Xmas Cracker and County Champs 2014
It’s been a good start to the season for Exmouth Swimming & Life Saving society.
With the pulled Christmas Cracker being swam over 2 weekends due to the popularity of the event this year between Exmouth, Sidmouth & Honiton. The gala is an annual event held between the 3 clubs which incorporates individual medals for the top swimmers in each age group and a team trophy for the top club.
Exmouth defended their title well and only just lost out to Sidmouth by a small margin after the final swim. Some good times were achieved by the Exmouth swimmers most notably Jack Sidgwick who has qualified for next seasons County Championships in the 100m fly event.
The final scores were Sidmouth 664, Exmouth 631, Honiton 203.
In between the Christmas Cracker a selection of the disability swimmers headed off to Southampton to swim in the South-East Regional championships. In their respected categories they came away with the following results.
Joseph Day: 1st 100m Freestyle with a personal best time; 2nd 100m Individual Medley which was again a personal best time and 2nd 100m Backstroke.
Callum Rowcliffe: 2nd 100m Freestyle in a season’s best; 1st 100m Individual Medley; 1st 200m Freestyle.
Jack Sidgwick: 1st 100m Individual Medley; 1st 50 Fly in a personal best time; 1st 100m Backstroke; 1st 50m Freestyle in a personal best time.
Kieran Tellem: 4th 100m Individual Medley; 6th 50m Fly in a personal best; 2nd 100m Breaststroke and 2nd 100m Backstroke.
This season’s county championships has also just begun and is being held over several weekends at the Plymouth Life centre. Liam Jordan swimming in the 9u’s 200m breaststroke came away with the gold medal by the narrowest of margins of 0.03 of a second. Having broken his own club record in the semi-final finishing second to Harry Pointer of Paignton, Liam went on to pip Harry in the final, it was a tense final with both boys neck and neck for the whole 200m but Liam pipped Harry on the line for what turned out to be yet another club record and becoming the club’s first county champion in several years.