Five swimmers from Paignton competed over two weekends at Hengrove and Millfield. Nathan Apps, Alice and Isobel Brown, Finn Hadley and Harriette Lewcock all produced excellent swims, with numerous long course PBs between them. Harriette qualified for the finals in the 13 years 100 back and 50 backstroke, achieving further PBs and coming 4th and 5th in each. A great achievement in a level 1 competition. Well done to all our swimmers.
Seven Paignton swimmers qualified to compete in the South West Regional Championships at Plymouth Life Centre over the Bank holiday weekend. Adam Reed, Ed Brown, Harry Joiner, Amy Best, Jess Bickley and first time qualifiers Callum Hodge and Alex Worth all produced excellent swims with numerous long course PB’s. A great achievement – well done swimmers!
Next it’s the turn of our Age Group qualifiers; Finn Hadley, Nathan Apps, Isobel Brown, Alice Brown and Harriette Lewcock who will be competing over the next couple of weekends at Hengrove and Millfield. Wishing them all the very best – photos and report to follow !
Paignton swimmers had a busy week kicking off with the William Shield on Wednesday night. Again it was a hard fought gala against the local clubs of Newton Abbot, Brixham and Torquay Leander with both Paignton and Newton Abbot fielding B teams. Some fast swimming from both Paignton’s A and B teams resulted in Paignton winning back the Shield from Newton Abbot by 8 points! Fantastic result – well done to all the swimmers. A huge thank you to all the poolside helpers and officials.
Paignton – 121 points
Newton Abbot – 113 points
Brixham – 81 points
Torquay Leander – 68 points