Southwold Open Meet 2018
Bringing home the bling!
Over the Bank Holiday weekend of 26/27th May, Wyre Forest swimmers travelled to the GL1 Centre in Gloucester for the Southwold Open Meet.
This was a well attended meet with medals awarded to the top 8 swimmers in the age group 9-12 and medals for the top 3 swimmers in the 13, 14 and 15 & over age group. The top 6 finishes in each age group were awarded points – 6 for 1st place, 5th for 2nd place etc – with the points added up at the end of the meet to give us Top Boy, Top Girl and Top Club awards. Speeding Tickets were awarded to anyone swimming faster than the upper time limits and although these were awarded with a speeding certificate, no points were given and no medals collected.
Wyre Forest finished as the third placed club overall, with the Wyre Forest girls finishing top out of all the girls. Wyre Forest had five swimmers placed in the top three of the Top Boy/Girl competition. Adam Newey (14) and Lois Stevens (14) both finished second overall, with Lily Colley (10), Lillie Grover (11) and Ella Rowley (12) all finishing in third place in their respective age groups.
Collecting medals for top 3 finishes in their races were:
Chloe Manning (9) Gold 100m back, Silver 200m IM, Silver 200m back, Silver 200m free; Lilly Colley (10) Gold 200m back, Silver 50m back, Silver 50m free, Bronze 50 fly, Bronze 200m free; Iona Denton (10) Gold 200m breast; Brecon Westwood (10) Gold 100m IM, Bronze 100m free; Eve Williams (10) Gold 200m fly, Silver 50m fly, Bronze 100m fly; Ryan Bloomer (11) Gold 200m IM, Gold 100m free, Gold 200m free, Gold 100m fly; James Green (11) Silver 200m breast; Lillie Grover (11) Gold 200m free, Silver 200m IM, Silver 50m fly, Silver 100m free; Isabella Hoare (11) Bronze 200m back, Bronze 100m fly; Lucy Connolly (12) Gold 100m free, Gold 50m back, Silver 200m IM, Silver 50m fly; Erin Freer (12) Gold 200m fly, Bronze 100m fly; Millie Gardner (12) Gold 50m free, Gold 200m free, Silver 50m back; Millie McDonald Booth (12) Bronze 200m back; Ella Rowley (12) Gold 100m IM, Silver 200m back, Silver 100m fly; Jeremy Summers (13) Gold 50m free, Gold 100m free, Gold 50m fly; Adam Newey (14) Gold 200m back, Gold 50m fly, Gold 200m IM, Gold 200m free, Silver 50m breast, Silver 100m free, Bronze 50m free; Lois Stevens (14) Gold 100m back, Gold 50m back, Silver 200m IM, Silver 100m free, Silver 200m back, Bronze 200m breast, Bronze 200m free; Oliver Dobbins (15+) Gold 50m fly, Silver 100m free, Silver 100m fly; Will Guest (15+) Gold 100m free, Silver 200m free, Silver 50m back, Bronze 100m IM, Bronze 50m free; Dylan Smith (15+) Gold 50m breast, Gold 50m back, Gold 100m back, Bronze 200m back, Bronze 200m free; Emily Watkiss (15+) Silver 50m fly, Silver 200m free.
Wyre Forest received 26 speeding tickets – Jeremy Summers 6, Ryan Bloomer 4, Lillie Grover 3, Millie Gardner 2, Dylan Smith 2, Adam Newey 2, Lucy Connolly 2, Oliver Dobbins 2, Chloe Manning 1, Lily Colley 1, Ella Rowley 1.
Also picking up medals for 4th-8th finishes were Shay Parker , Erin Duffy and James Green and completing the WF team were – Francesca Cook, Charlotte Holford, Holly Tandy Smith, Florence Meehan and Shay Davies.
This was a great meet with swimmers setting lots of new PB’s and gaining early county qualifying times. Thank you to Brian, Andrew, Immy, Georgina and Donna for supporting the swimmers poolside.