Devon Inter Club gala

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.

Devon County Relay Gala

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.

Success at Dartmoor Junior Sprint Meet

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.

Devon County Championships and Age Groups 2020

At this years Devons 20 swimmers represented the club over 4 weekends in January and February in a total of 107 events. This resulted in 93 PBs and swims in 69 finals and from these finals our swimmers won a total of 37 medals of which 14 were gold, 12 were silver and 11 were bronze.
The club’s medallists were Nathan Apps with 7 gold, 7 silver and 2 bronze from 17 finals, Ed Brown with 1 gold and 1 bronze from 8 finals, Harry Joiner with 1 silver and 2 bronze from 5 finals, Flo Hadley with 4 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze from 13 finals, Amy Best with 1 bronze from 2 finals, Isobel and Alice Brown with 1 gold each from a total of 4 and 3 finals respectively, Orlando Maric-Cowley with 1 bronze from 2 finals and Adam Reed with 2 bronze from 4 finals.
The following 11 swimmers all produced excellent swims rewarding them with 32 PB’s and 11 finals:
Emily Bishop, Finn Hadley, Gareth and Gethin Cowell, Nicole Cook, Izzy Dover, Lottie Gibson, Kizzy Kirkwood, Tabitha Lewcock , Xanthe Rimmer and Alex Worth
A huge well done to all swimmers and a big thank you to all the parents who helped out over the 4 weekends

Club’s new kit by Swimzi

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/

Thanks

Paignton Swimming Club Committee