30th May, 2020

"Outstanding" effort rewards Bromsgrove's swimmers

Ben Tyler 7th Mar, 2020

HEAD coach Matthew Lowe labelled Bromsgrove Swimming Club’s recent showing at the Worcester County Championships an “outstanding” success.

In all, the club were represented by 33 swimmers and returned with 45 medals in all – 21 golds, 15 silvers and nine bronze medals.

Lowe was delighted by the commitment levels of the club’s swimmers at the Championships, hosted by WV Active Wolverhampton for two of the weekends, and at Perdiswell Leisure Centre in Worcester for the second leg of the tournament.

He said: “For such a small, inclusive club, our swimmers have produced outstanding results at the County Championships.

“I don’t just measure their success in terms of the number of medals won, but also by the number of finalists featuring our swimmers and the string of personal best times achieved.”

Over the course of the three-weekend tournament, 14-year-old Ashleigh Green stood out as one of Bromsgrove’s shining lights, scooping the Junior Girls County title after winning six medals in all.

She was champion in the 100metres and 200m individual medley races, plus the 100m backstroke for her age group.

Green added to her success with silvers in the 50m backstroke and breaststroke, plus a bronze medal in the 100m butterfly, to finish as the club’s best performer.

Thirteen-year-old Krystof Wood also impressed, winning golds in the 50m and 100m backstroke and 50m breaststroke finals, followed by silvers in the 50m and 100m freestyle, 100m breaststroke and 100m individual medley.

Henry Foster (11) also returned with a considerable haul, taking gold medals in the 50m and 100m freestyle, to add to a silver in the 100m butterfly and two bronzes in the 50m backstroke and butterfly events.

Fellow 11-year-old swimmer Oliver Cattell was a winner in the 50m and 100m backstroke finals and placed third in the 100m individual medley.

Joseph-George Troth, 14, scooped gold in the 50m breaststroke and silver in the 100m equivalent, while Chelsea Mills, 16, was a silver and bronze medalist in the 100m breaststroke and butterfly finals respectively.

The club’s medal charge was completed by 13-year-old Emily Bower, who scooped a bronze in the 50m freestyle.

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