Written by Richard Edwards
Monday, 13 October 2014
This gala was held at Easton Leisure Centre and was the 1st of three rounds of this
series of galas. There are the same six teams in each of the rounds and
the total points for the three rounds decides the final order of the teams. The final
round is on Saturday 13th December at Easton.
This round was an a standard format and Bristol Henleaze was involved with two other galas on the day which meant we fielded a team of 34 swimmers some of whom had never competed in a gala for our Club before.
The age groups were 10/U, 12/U 14U and Open. Our swimmers were restricted to 2 individual swims and relays in their own age group but they could swim up in higher age groups. The last event was special 8x25m freestyle relay. It was an 8 leg cannon with a boy and girl from each age group swimming.
We had 8 first places and 11 second places in this 51 event gala. There was a total of 17 PBs in the individual events.
In the individual 1st places were:-
Girls 12/U 50m Breaststroke Daisy Drew.
Girls 10/U 25m Butterfly Lucy Wilkins
Girls 12/U 50m Backstroke Lottie Leigh
Boys10/U 25m Freestyle Sean Simmons
In the team relays 1st places were:-
Girls 10/U 4x 25m Freestyle Relay of
Freyja Conger, Gabrielle Chance, Mara Wuelfing and Lucy Wilkins
Boys 10/U 4x 25m Freestyle Relay of
Jasper Drew, Findlay Britton, Dong Ha Hoang and Sean Simmons
Girls Open 4x50m Medley Relay of
Anna Hubble, Charlotte Gale, Georgia Holliday and Martha Eustace
Girls 10/U 4x 25m Medley Relay of
Hettie D’Ammassa, Gabrielle Chance, Lucy Wilkins and Mara Wuelfing
The results for this round were:-
Bristol North 190points
Cwmbran 176 points
Bristol Henleaze 136points
Bristol Penguins 134points
Minehead 111 points
I would like to thank all officials and helpers that made this gala run smoothly.
I hope all swimmers will make themselves available for the next round on
Saturday 8th November at Easton doors open 6.00p.m. The age groups for the next
Gala will be 9/U 11/U,13/U and Open