PERSHORE Swimming Club sent a 13-strong team to compete at the Level 2 Gloucester Open Meet on Saturday and returned with a respectable six gold, ten silver and seven bronze medals.
This meet attracts top swimmers from National and District levels around the country from as far as Devon and Cornwall as well as top clubs from the Midlands area.
Megan Annis (11) won six medals over the weekend as she produced great swims to win gold medals in the 100m fly (1.19.46) and 200m breaststroke (3.11.55).
She also produced solid swims to secure silver medals in the 100m backstroke (1.14.01), 50m fly (34.22) and 50m freestyle (30.74) and collected a bronze in the 400m IM (6.05.53) and produced a good swim in the 200m freestyle (2.29.69).
Alex Barry (11) and Beth Carter (15) were also among the medals and Barry continued her good recent form with gold in the 200m backstroke (2.39.56) and silver medals in the 200m IM (2.44.74) and 400m freestyle (5.06.89). She also produced a good swim in the 50m breaststroke (43.52).
Breaststroke specialist Carter won gold in her strongest events, getting on to the podium in the 100m breaststroke (1.22.62) and winning bronze medals in the 200m breaststroke (3.00.93) and 50m breaststroke (38.31). Carter also produced a massive personal best in the 50m backstroke (43.52).
Olivia Howard (11) produced some strong swims during the weekend in the 100m backstroke (1.23.95), 50m fly (37.90) and 50m freestyle (33.74).
Caitlin Yates (11) was also in good form in the 50m breaststroke (43.18), 200m IM (3.07.09) and 100m breaststroke (1.36.73).
Macey French (11) put together a solid programme, clocking 200m breaststroke (3.33.55), 200m freestyle (2.36.64), 50m fly (37.76), 50m freestyle (33.68), 200m backstroke (2.57.88), 50m backstroke (39.39) and 100m freestyle (1.12.43).
Gabriella Barry (9) and Lauren Annis (10) were both in fine form as Barry clocked 200m backstroke (3.22.97), 200m IM (3.34.73) and 50m backstroke (46.98). Annis clocked 200m breaststroke (3.46.72), 200m freestyle (2.56.94), 100m backstroke (1.28.20), 50m fly (43.39) and 50m freestyle (34.66).
Promising talent David Annis (9), swimming in his first competitive open, produced some great swims and bagged his first medals.
Annis collected silver medals in the 200m backstroke (3.17.31) and 400m freestyle (6.09.24) and bronze medals in the 200m IM (3.20.44) and 50m backstroke (43.55). He produced a good PB in the 50m breaststroke (53.39).
Patrick Heeks (11) continued his great from with five medals and more importantly another MQT. Heeks won gold in the 200m backstroke (2.38.36) and 200m IM (2.41.55), another MQT.
Silver medals came in the 400m freestyle (5.12.81) and 100m freestyle (1.06.59) and a bronze medal in the 50m backstroke (35.61). He also produced good swims in the 50m breaststroke (43.78) and 100m breaststroke (1.38.04).
Luke Perry (12) came away with a silver and bronze medal for his efforts. He came second in the 50m backstroke (35.28) and third in the 200m backstroke (2.42.93) and Perry also had solid swims in the 50m breaststroke (40.39), 400m freestyle (5.12.06), 100m freestyle (1.08.50) and 100m breaststroke (1.30.05).
Ronan Williams (11) and Cameron Leach swam well during the weekend, with Williams clocking 200m backstroke (3.01.79), 200m IM (3.13.94), 50m backstroke (39.77) and 100m freestyle (1.15.22) and Leach 200m IM (3.15.72), 50m backstroke (42.04) and 100m freestyle (1.17.85).