Arena League Round 2

A quick trip down the A38 on Saturday resulted in Paignton coming 3rd in the 2nd round of the Arena League.  All of the team put in some fantastic swims supported by our travelling parents !
Carn Brea – 144 points
Tiverton – 158 points
Barnstaple – 184 points
Cirencester – 193 points
Paignton – 210 pointsT
Bridgend – 220 points
Team Bath – 279 points

Arena League Round 1

The first round of the Arena League took place on Saturday at Weston-super-Mare where we were hosting.  Some great swims and again a fantastic team atmosphere, coming 4thagainst some tough opposition.  Well done swimmers and a huge thank you to all parent helpers and officials who helped on the day.

 

Well done Harriette!

Well done to Harriette Lewcock for being selected to represent Devon in the National County Championships at the weekend at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.  Harriette swam the backstroke leg in the girls 12/13 medley relay.  Brilliant swim by the Devon team who won their first ever National County Team Championship title!

 

Exeter Sprint Meet 2019

Last Sunday saw 23 Paignton swimmers compete at the Exeter Sprint Meet. It was a tough meet at the beginning of the new race season and in the middle of a heavy training cycle, but all the swimmers stepped up pulling off good swims, lots of PBs and numerous medals. Special mention has to go to the 10 year old girls who dominated the medals in their age group in every event and to Alex Worth who won the award for top boy of the meet.

 

Newton Abbot Ribbon Gala

The season started off with the annual Newton Abbot Ribbon Gala on Saturday which was attended by 19 of our younger squad swimmers. For many this was their first taste of a gala but that didn’t stop them from performing brilliantly!  Lots of medals and ribbons were won but more importantly all swimmers thoroughly enjoyed themselves and as coaches we are excited to see them compete in their next gala !   Well done.

 

Devon County Seniors and Masters 2019

Paignton teamed up with Totnes swimming club to compete in this event at the Plymouth Life Centre at the end of June. Competitors arrived from near and a far with ages ranging from 16 years to 80 plus!!!

Jane Bickley
Emma Bickley
Adam Reed
Samuel Alden
All walked away with several medals and some Pbs
Sam and Adam took four golds respectively, Emma took a gold,  two silvers and a bronze …. and Jane took 2 golds.
Thanks to our 3 officials who helped make this a great event for young and old alike.
 

Regional Fast Five Swimming Championships 2019

 

On Sunday 7th July 6 swimmers Nathan Apps, Amy Best, Alice Brown, Edward Brown, Isobel Brown and Alex Worth made the trip to Gloucester to compete in the Regional Fast 5 competition, this involved 50m sprints on each of the strokes and the 100I/M, after a lot of excellent fast swimming from all 6 swimmers both Edward Brown and Amy Best came away with 3rd place in the 15 yrs age group for the combined overall points total, well done to all the swimmers.

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