Report UBSC Cup Round 1 October 10th 2015

This gala was held at Keynsham 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 12th December at Easton.

This round was of a standard format and Bristol Henleaze was involved with two other galas on the day which meant we fielded a team of 31 swimmers some of whom had never competed in a gala at this level 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 9 first places and 7 second places in this 51 event gala. There was a total of 14 PBs in the individual events.


In the individual 1st places were:-

Girls 10/U 25m Backstroke    Hettie D’Ammassa

Boys 10/U 25m Freestyle     Keiran Gallagher

Boys10/U 25m BreaststrokeSam Whitmore

Girls 12/U 50m Freestyle     Lulu Watts

Boys14/U 50m Butterfly         Archie Watts


In the team relays 1st places were:-

Boys 10/U 4x 25m Freestyle Relay of

 Findlay Britton, Kieran Gallagher, Alens Pasparne and Dong Ha Hoang

Boys 10/U 4x 25m Medley Relay of

 Findlay Britton, Sam Whitmore, Dong Ha Hoang and Alens Pasparne



Girls 12/U 4x25m Freestyle Relay of

Una Jenkins, Freyja Conger, Sylvie Smith and Lulu Watts


8x25m Mixed Freestyle Canon (10/U,12/U, 14/U, Open)  Relay of

         Martha Richards, Dong Ha Hoang, Lulu Watts, Reuben West,

 Eloise Molyneux-Gibbs, Archie Watts Martha Eustace and Danny Valentine


The results for this round were:-

Backwell                     223points

Cinderford                  197 points

Bristol Henleaze         169points

Bristol Penguins         161points

Cwmbran                    160 points

Bristol North                156points

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 14th November at Easton Leisure Centre doors open 6.00p.m. The age

groups for this next Gala will be 9/U, 11/U,13/U and Open. Bristol Henleaze will

be hosting this gala.

Richard Edwards 12.10.2015