The final event in the Devon County Championships was the long course 1500m, held on Saturday February 23rd at Plymouth Life Centre. Nicole Cook and Alice Brown made history, as the first two female Paignton swimmers to compete at this distance at county level, taking part in the U13 girls age group, with Junior Captain Harry Joiner swimming in the U15 boys. All 3 were rewarded with medals: silver for Alice, bronze for Nicole and a bronze for Harry, to accompany a Championship medal. Well done to all for stepping up to the challenge of this tough event.
23 swimmers qualified and competed in the recent Devon County Championships over 3 weekends. It was a hugely successful competition with Paignton swimmers reaching 47 finals; winning 14 gold medals, 8 silver medals and 4 bronze medals. Not just medals were won but 88 pb’s were achieved
A massive well done to everyone. Lovely to see all swimmers cheering on their fellow team mates throughout the races – certainly could hear the Paignton voices!
Nathan Apps; 12 golds, 2 silvers
Harriette Lewcock; 2 golds, 2 silvers
Emma Bickley; 2 silvers
Alice Brown; 1 bronze
Isobel Brown; 1 silver
Ed Brown; 1 silver, 2 bronzes
Jess Bickley; 1 bronze
Georgie Gill; 1 bronze
Saturday the 2nd February saw the first of the East Devon Mini League Rounds with some amazing swims from all of our team! Well done everyone!
It was held at Clennon Valley with visiting teams from Exeter, Exmouth, Dawlish, Torquay and Newton Abbot. It was an amazing atmosphere with loads of support for each other within the team and the parents.
There were also loads of PB’s from individual swimmers.
The team scores were:
Paignton 244… Woohoo!!
The amazing news is that there are still two more rounds to go!! Get your voices ready!