Written by Richard Edwards
Saturday, 07 June 2014
This gala was the held at Brean Waterpark at Burnham and was the C Final. In the Series there are 20 clubs from the Gloucester and Somerset area. These galas are the designed to give good club swimmers and inexperienced swimmers the chance of taking part in competition galas. At the end of first 4 rounds of the Series the total number of gala points gained by each club is calculated. The 5th round of the Series consists of three finals. The top 8 clubs swim in the A Final, the middle 6 clubs in the B Final and the bottom 6 clubs in the C Final. Bristol Henleaze swam 46 different swimmers over this series of galas.
The rules of this series of gala meant we could not select any of our 38 swimmers that had swum in the Division 1 of the National Arena galas in the last 2 years. A lot of the 20 clubs in the Cotswold league we swum against don’t have such exclusions when selecting Cotswold teams as their swimmers don’t compete in the higher divisions of the National League.
In the final gala our team had 7 PB's from individual swims, 7 first places and 7 second places.
There were individual wins for Lulu Watts, Luca Gunawardena, Eliza Barratt, Lucy Thornton, Eloise Molyneux-Gibbs and 2 for Dan Hicks.
There was a relay wins for 4 of our teams:-
The Girls 11/U 4X1 Medley Relay Team of Eliza Barratt, Saskia Maestri,
Catherine Brooke and Lulu Watts.
The Boys 11/U 4X1 Medley Relay Team of Luca Gunawardena, Luke Taylor, Finlay Morrow and Finley Green
The Boys 13/U 4X1 Freestyle Team of Daniel Hicks, Tom Tranter, Rory Dunbar and Tom Pitt
The Boys 11/U 4X1 Freestyle Team of Finlay Morrow, Finley Green, Joey Brayley and Luca Gunawardena
There were individual second places for Sam Hewings, Anna Hubble (2), Eloise Molyneux-Gibbs (2), Oliver Baker, Joey Brayley.
There was a second relay places for 3 of our teams:-
The Girls 11/U 4X1 Freestyle Relay Team of
Catherine Brooke, Lucy Thornton, Saskia Maestri and Lulu Watts.
The Girls 15/U 4x2 Medley Team of
Anna Hubble, Lucinda Larnach, Georgia Holliday and Rebecca Wheatcroft
The Girls 15/U 4x2 Freestyle Team of
Georgia Holliday, Martha Eustace, Eloise Molyneux-Gibbs and Rebecca Wheatcroft
The results for the six teams in this gala were
Dursley Dolphins 186 Points
Bridgwater 185 Points
Cheddar Kingfishers 154 Points
Bristol Henleaze 153 Points
Lydney 93 Points
Severnside Tritons DNS
I would like to say a big Thank-you to all those 46 swimmers that swam in this series of galas, officials, parents and poolside helpers.
Richard Edwards 21st May 2014
Last Updated ( Saturday, 07 June 2014 )