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!
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
Well done Paignton! Amazing performances from all swimmers at the sunny Kingsteignton pool this year. We retained the Scott Ormsby trophy, with great competition from other clubs and strong swims from our team.
1st Paignton 213
2nd Newton Abbot 204
3rd Torquay Leander 109
4th Brixham 104
5th Oddicombe 32