Devon Championships & Age groups 2018
19 Paignton swimmers made a real impact on the first weekend of the Devon County Championships in Plymouth. Every single swimmer achieved a PB in their events and most made the finals. In the age groups, Adam Reed won silver in the 100m free and bronze in the 50m back, with Harriette Lewcock winning bronze in the 100m free and gold in the 50m back. Emma Bickley made the super championship final, coming 3rd in the 100m free and 5th in the 50m back.
3 swimmers debuted in their first Devon Championship finals: Nathan Apps who made the 10-11 Age Group finals in both 50m backstroke and 200m IM coming 8th and 5th respectively, the only 10 year old in both finals. Nicole Cook made the 50m backstroke 12 year old final finishing 7th and Iona Farquharson making the gruelling 200m butterfly 12 year old final, finishing in 5th place. Alice Brown also placed 8th in the 400 freestyle in the 12 year old age group. As always, the loudest cheers came from the Paignton supporters. Well done to all swimmers and thanks to the officials and helpers as always.