EVESHAM Swimming Club members are celebrating after an amazing weekend at the Gloucester Swimming Open Meet where nine top three medal finishes were achieved.
Eleven swimmers from the Vale club attended the two-day weekend meet at Gloucester’s GL1 pool and faced stiff opposition from not only local clubs but also some London clubs who saw it as an opportunity to compete before the Nationals.
The 11 Evesham swimmers secured a massive 26 personal bests and won one gold medal, five silver medals and three bronze medals, as well as ten other medals, and many of the younger swimmers did extremely well considering that for the ten and under competitors this was their first meet.
The first medal came from Toby Vale in the boys’ 12-years 400m freestyle (5.32), followed closely by another bronze from Sam Parker in the boys’ 10-years 100m individual medley (1.35).
Sam put in an impressive performance throughout the meet and then went on to win another bronze medal in the boys’ 10-years 200m IM (3.30) and two silvers in the boys’ 10-years 100m backstroke (1.33) and 100m breaststroke (1.47).
Mollie Cresswell was triumphant in the girls’ 10-years 400m IM (6.49) as she put in a blistering performance to win gold and later won a silver medal in the girls’ 200m butterfly (3.50).
Emily West was also in fine form and won two silver medals in the 13-year girls’ 100 IM (1.23) and the 50m breaststroke (42.08).