10th Dec, 2016

Pershore swimmers clinch more Midlands Qualifying Times

Liam Moakes 20th Apr, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A GROUP of 11 Pershore Swimming Club members travelled to the Gloucester Open meet and put in some impressive performances to secure Midlands Qualifying Times.

Charlotte Downey recorded eight personal bests and an RQT (Midlands Region Qualifying Time) for the championships in May in the 50m backstroke.

Jasmine Taite also achieved MQTs in the 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke and five PBs.

Macey French swam strongly with two PBs in the 100m and 200m freestyle, as did Hannah Simister in the 200m breaststroke and 200m freestyle.

PSC head coach Tom Naughton commented: “Coming back from long-term illness, Caitlin Yates looked very impressive, with seven PBs, two RQTs and a placing in the top three in three events.”

Several of the PSC swimmers then travelled to Worcester to join the rest of the team for round one of the Nuneaton League.

Jasmine Hoskins added first place in the 50m freestyle 11/under to the four PBs she collected at Gloucester as the Pershore team faced very strong competition from bigger clubs Leicester, Nuneaton & Bedworth, Wyre Forest, Wombourne and Worcester A.

The young swimmers showed a lot of character and the final results were: Leicester Sharks 248; Worcester A 223; Nuneaton & Bedworth 198; Wyre Forest 148; Pershore 94.

PSC is very proud that members Emily Burton and Amy Weston have both been achieving on the national and international stage.

Emily has been in Australia competing in the Gold Coast ITU Triathlon and Amy won bronze and silver medals at the Surf Life Saving GB national competition at Millfield School.

She has also qualified for four events at the World Lifesaving event (Rescue 2016) in Eindhoven in September.