Paignton swimmers get into the Christmas Spirit

The first weekend in December saw 25 Paignton swimmers compete in the Plymouth Leander Open Meet. Competition is always tough at this annual event, as it provides a last chance to qualify for the Devon championships.  Many swimmers achieved PBs, along with county and regional qualification times, with a whole handful of medals to boot. Golds were picked up by Nathan and Joe; silvers went to Amy B, Xanthe, Romini, Finn, Isobel, Alice, Nathan and Joe;  with bronzes for Nicole, Ed, Nathan, Finn, Joe, Romini and Xanthe.

Superb team management was much appreciated by Kevin, with the innovative “PB board” filled by the end of the weekend. Many thanks to Emily, Kevin and Su for support and organisation.

Hot heats added extra spice to the meet, along with some excellent raffle prizes, but the highlight of the weekend was surely the inflatable races. The P-town boys triumphed on Sunday, thanks to solid takeovers  and excellent technique demonstrated by the orca.

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