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:-
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