Lots to savour on national stage - The Evesham Observer

Lots to savour on national stage

Evesham Editorial 18th Apr, 2018 Updated: 18th Apr, 2018   0

AMY WESTON and Alex Jackson continued their medal-winning success from the Welsh Championships when Surf Life Saving GB hosted its National Youth Stillwater Championships at the international pool in Cardiff.

The duo, who captured seven medals between them, were among 11 youngsters between the ages of 13 and 16 who represented South Worcestershire Lifesaving Club in multi-disciplined events.

Elsewhere, the two youngest competitors Mia Robins and Ruby Stankovich, both 13, competed in this event for the first time and achieved top 20 finishes for all four events, with Ruby finishing ninth in the 100m manikin tow.

Weston won a gold medal in the 100m rescue medley in a personal best time of 1:22.36 and a bronze medal in the 100m super lifesaver event.

Jackson secured a gold medal in the 100m manikin tow in a personal best time of 1:05.59 and this was backed up by a silver medal in the 200m super lifesaver and bronze medals in the 50m manikin carry, 100m manikin carry with fins and 100m rescue medley.

Jackson then went on to take part in the open category events the next day and achieved another personal best time in the 200m super lifesaver.

In the 14-15 age group the five children averaged a 3.90-second personal best time across the five events available for them to take part in. The largest improvement in personal best times came from Ellen Forson, Cameron Leach and Jacob Goodall in the 100m manikin carry with fins as all three improved their times by more than seconds.

Lara Harding and Clara Forson joined forces with Mia and Ruby to take part in the under 15 girls’ team events and they achieved 11th place in the manikin carry relay.

Despite suffering illness, Alice Forson joined her sister Ellen, Helena Leach and Weston in the under 17 girls’ team events and the quartet achieved top ten placings in all three events, narrowly missing out on a bronze medal in the 100m manikin relay.

The South Worcestershire members achieved 38 personal best times from 48 events and this is down to their hard work in training. Sights are now set on the Royal Lifesaving National speeds event in Glasgow in May.

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