By Jamie Arrowsmith 26/04 Updated: 26/04 16:47
THE second round of the Ross PGL League at Bromsgrove Dolphin Centre saw Bromsgrove Swimming Club handed a tough draw against Redditch, Oldbury and Worcester.
To make matters worse a number of regular swimmers were unavailable, but that did allow the opportunity for some of the club’s younger swimmers to compete.
A number of speeding tickets were collected, three for Jennifer Gearey, two for Sam Gearey and one for Emilija Daniel, proving just too good for the opposition.
Bromsgrove achieved eight first places, thanks to Jack Hines in the nine-year-olds 25m freestyle, Orla Walker 10/u 25m butterfly and breaststroke, Bethany Steel 12/u 25m freestyle and Catrin Carter 12/u 25m butterfly. Also, the relay teams for the 12/u medley and freestyle included Catrin Carter, Indira Yardley, Ruby Picken and Abigail Saker and the 13/14-year-olds freestyle relay of Emilija Daniel, Abigail Saker, Ruby Picken and Sam Gearey.
There were also 11 second place finishes which went to Ben Parkinson 10/u 25m freestyle and backstroke, Tamara Simms 11/u 25m butterfly, Liam Heneghan 11/u 25m freestyle and backstroke, Kieran Walker 12/u 50m breaststroke, Michael Shore 12/u 50m freestyle, Yam Benshushan 13/14 50m butterfly.
The girls’ 10/u medley relay team of Phoebe Hopkins, Jennifer Gearey, Catrin Carter and Orla Walker also finished second, as did the 11/u freestyle relay team of Bethany Steel, Ruby Picken, Catrin Carter and Jennifer Gearey and the 13/14 medley relay team of Abigail Saker, Emilija Daniel, Ruby Picken and Sam Gearey.
THE club’s juniors travelled to Leamington for the first round of the Nuneaton and District Junior League where they produced some fantastic performances.
The following competitors all came first; Jess Stanley in the 25m breaststroke and 25m butterfly, Catrin Carter in the 25m freestyle and ten-year-olds 50m freestyle, Jenny Gearey in the 25m backstroke and ten-year-olds 50m backstroke, Ruby Picken in the 11-year-olds 50m butterfly, 50m freestyle and 12-year-olds 50m butterfly, Ryan Lewis in the nine-year-olds 25m breaststroke, Jack Hines in the nine-year-olds 25m freestyle, Thomas Spring in the nine-year-olds 25m backstroke, Jacob Mann in the 11-year-olds 50m butterfly and 50m backstroke, Sergey Marchenko in the 12-year-olds 50m butterfly and 50m backstroke.
The relay teams placed first were the boys nine-year-olds in the freestyle and medley of Thomas Spring, Ryan Lewis, Peter Shore and Jack Hines. The girls 11-year-olds freestyle and medley team of Catrin Carter, Bethany Steel, Ruby Picken and Jess Stanley as well as the girls 12-year-olds freestyle team of Ruby Picken, Catrin Carter, Jenny Gearey and Abigail Saker.
The teams second place finishes went to Jenny Gearey in the ten-year-olds 50m breaststroke, Bethany Steel in the 11-year-olds 50m backstroke, Abigail Saker in the 12-year-olds 50m freestyle, Ryan Lewis in the nine-year-olds 25m butterfly, Ben Parkinson in the ten-year-olds freestyle and Sam Parkinson in the 12-year-olds 50m freestyle.
The relay teams that finished in second place were the boys 11-year-olds freestyle team of Ben Parkinson, Jack Hines, Thomas Spring and Jacob Mann. The boys 12-year-olds medley team of Sergey Marchenko, Michael Shore, Jacob Mann and Sam Parkinson as well as the boys 8x25m freestyle relay team of Jack Hines, Thomas Spring, Ryan Lewis, Peter Shore, Ben and Sam Parkinson, Jacob Mann and Sergey Marchenko.
Anyone who would like to join the swim team please phone Gail Vickers on 07796697510.
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