With the current increase in online shopping, please take this opportunity to use
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We are very pleased to introduce you to our club captains:
Harry Joiner and Isobel Brown, pictured here with junior captains Florence Hadley and Nathan Apps.
The Devon Inter Club gala followed on the Sunday where the club competed against teams from across Devon. The standard of competition was extremely high, but all of our swimmers swam extremely well resulting in Paignton coming 6th overall. Well done to all who competed.
The club had a busy weekend at the Plymouth Life Centre, kicking off on Saturday with the Devon County relay gala. Nine teams were entered for the competition with the 10/11 girls entering 3 teams! For some of our younger swimmers this was their first experience of swimming in a 50m pool, but they took up the challenge and swam brilliantly.
The 10/11 boys won silver and bronze medals and the 16 and over men’s team won two bronze medals. Alex also picked up a further medal with a swim in the schools relay event.
Thank you to all team managers and team captains who helped organise the huge contingency of swimmers.
Nearly 30 of our swimmers took part in the Dartmoor Junior Sprint Meet at the beginning of March. The majority of our swimmers were just 8-10 years old, some swimming outside of our own club for the very first time. Supported by a handful of our more experienced competitors, everyone stepped up to the mark in a great atmosphere with all the swimmers excited to race and cheer each other on.
It was a very successful meet, allowing Coach Kev to get a good view of where many of our swimmers are in terms of their racing ability and technique.
Altogether there were too many PBs to mention, plus a huge haul of 29 medals. Our medallists were: Robi Morris – 1 silver and 4 bronze, Elijah Apps – 5 gold, Phoebe Wills – 1 silver, 1 bronze, Kizzy Kirkwood – 1 bronze, Daisy Edwards – 1 gold, Jasmine O’Flaherty – 1 silver, Isabella Ashford – 1 gold, 3 silvers, Izzy Dover – 3 bronze, Morgan Ashford – 1 silver, 4 bronze, Adam Glew – 1 silver, Ethan Crocker – 1 bronze.
Special congratulations to Elijah and Isabella who respectively won top boy and top girl awards in their age groups.
We are delighted to advise you all that Moortec Semiconductor Limited have agreed to sponsor the club. We are extremely grateful to them for their generous support.
In order for their company logo to be incorporated on the club’s merchandise, Swimzi have extended the deadline for ordering to Sunday 16th February. This is intended to go live on their website on Monday 3rd February.
As mentioned before, the kit will thereafter go into production and delivery is expected by April. Clothing orders will be sent directly to your home address and swimming hats will be sent to the club for us to distribute. Delivery is £3.95 and free for orders over £60. Please be aware that once closed, the shop will most likely not be open again for another six months so now is your chance to get your order in!
Please take a look at our exciting new range www.swimzi.com/club/paignton-s-c/
Paignton Swimming Club Committee