Written by Richard Edwards
Sunday, 30 November 2014
This gala was held at Easton Leisure Centre and was the 2nd of three rounds of this series of galas. There are the same six teams in each of the rounds and the total number of 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 a similar format to usual with two small changes. The first change was the first two events were the Girls and Boys 13/U 100IM and secondly the relay legs for the 13/U age group were all 50m. Bristol Henleaze were not only hosting this gala but as in the last round were involved with two other galas on the day which meant we fielded a team of 37 swimmers some of whom had never competed in a gala for our Club before.
The age groups were 9/U, 11/U 13U 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 13 first places and 12 second places in this 53 event gala. There was a total of 18 PBs in the individual events.
In the individual events the 1st places were:-
Men’s Open 100IM Will Darby
Men’s Open Backstroke Will Darby
Girls 9/U 25m Backstroke Megan Hornung
Girls 13/U 50m Backstroke Lottie Leigh
Boys 13/U 50m Backstroke Oliver Baker
Girls 9/U 25m Freestyle Rosanna Milne
Girls 13/U 50m Breaststroke Molly Wilkins
In the team relays 1st places were:-
Boys 9/U 4x 25m Freestyle Relay team of
Jonathan Butt, Findlay Britton, Dong Ha Hoang and Sean Simmons
Girls 11/U 4x25m Medley Relay team of
Freyja Conger, Mara Wuelfing, Lucy Wilkins and Una Jenkins
Open 4x50m Medley Relay of
Anna Hubble, Charlotte Gale, Georgia Holliday and Martha Eustace
Girls 11/U 4x25m Freestyle Relay team of
Freyja Conger, Mara Wuelfing, Gwen Lightburn and Lucy Wilkins
Boys 11/U 4x25m Freestyle Relay team of
Joshua Wise, Johnny Scott, Jude Hill and Luke Taylor
Girls 13/u 4x50m Medley Relay Team of
Ella Hawkins, Molly Wilkins, Chiara Wuelfing and Anna Fraser
The results for this round were:-
Bristol Penguins 175points
Bristol Henleaze 174 points
Cwnbran 159 points
Bristol North 148 points
Minehead 117 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 13th December at Easton doors open 6.00p.m. The age groups for the next
Gala will be 9/U 11/U,13/U and Open
Richard Edwards 12.11.2014
Last Updated ( Sunday, 30 November 2014 )