Cotswold Series 2015 Round 2 March 28th 2015 - Report

Written by Richard Edwards    Tuesday, 31 March 2015

This gala was the held at Trinity Sports and Leisure Centre in Bridgwater Centre and was the second of the Series of 5 galas, the final gala to be held on Saturday May 16th.  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. The teams we were against for this gala were Cheddar, Minehead and Cheltenham. Minehead was hosting this gala. For the first time in the history of the Cotswold Series the only restrictions on who can swim were time limits. These time limits were placed on the swimmers in the 13U, 15/U age groups and the Open swimmers. If swimmers go faster than the time limits set for that race they would score no points for their club.

In the gala our team had 13 PBs from individual swims.  We had 33 first places, 21 in individual events and 12 in the relays. We had 11 second places 9 in individual events and 2 in relays.  As in the first round this was a very impressive performance given there were a total of 52 events and our club came first or second in 44 of these events.

There were 21 individual wins  they were:-

Two for Lulu Watts in the girls 11/U 25m freestyle and 25m backstroke.

Two for Rebecca Wheatcroft in the girls open 100m IM and 15/U 50m butterfly.

Two for Lottie Leigh in the girls 13/U 50m backstroke and 13/U 50m freestyle

Will Darby in the boys open 100m Backstroke.

Charlie Waters in the girls open 100m Butterfly

Maddie Nairn in the girls open 100m Backstroke

Holly Tanner in the girls open 100m Breaststroke


Lucinda Larnach in the girls 15/U 50m Breaststroke

Archie Watts in the boys 15/U 50m Backstroke

Dan Hicks in the boys 15/U 50m Freestyle

Daisy Drew in the girls13/U 50m Breaststroke

Rory Dunbar in the 13/U boys 50m Butterfly

Catherine Brooke in the girls 13/U 50m Backstroke

Oliver Baker in the boys 13/U 50m Backstroke

Inez Borkowska in the girls 11/U 25m Breaststroke

Luca Gunawardena in the boys 11/U 25m Freestyle

Mara Wuelfing in the girls 11/U 25m Butterfly

Reuben West in the boys 11/U 25m Breaststroke


There was Twelve  1st places in the relays they were:-

Girls 11/U 4x1 Medley Team of Lulu Watts, Gabrielle Chance, Mara Wuelfing, Una Jenkins

Boys 11/U 4x1 Medley Team of Sean Simons, Jasper Drew,, Sean Simons,

Luca Gunawardena

Girls 13/U 4x1 Freestyle Team of Catherine Brooke, Chiara Wuelfing, Daisy Drew,

Lottie Leigh

Boys 13/U 4x1 Freestyle Team of Tom Tranter, Max Faria, Oliver Baker, Rory Dunbar

Girls 15/U 4x2 Medley Team of Rebecca Wheatcroft, Lucinda Larnach, Rachel Harris,


Boys 15/U 4x2 Medley Team of Sam Youngman, Daniel Hicks, Archie Watts,

Sam Marshall


Girls open 4x2 Medley Team of Charlie Waters, Holly Tanner, Molly Huckle

Maddie Nairn

Boys 11/U 4x1 Freestyle Team of Sean Simons, Jasper Drew, Reuben West, Luca Gunawardena

Girls 13/U 4x1 Medley Team of Lottie Leigh, Daisy Drew, Chiara Wuelfing, Catherine Brooke

Girls 15/U 4x2Freestyle Team of Rachel Harris, Lucinda Larnach, Eva Adorisio,

Rebecca Wheatcroft

Boys 15/U 4x2 Freestyle Team of Sam Youngman, Archie Watts, Dan Hicks, Sam Marshall

Boys Open 4x2 Freestyle Team of Will Darby, Robbie McLeod, Jamie Athay, Sam Youngman



The Draft  results for the four  teams in this gala were

Bristol Henleaze      180 Points

Cheddar                   145 Points

Cheltenham                95 Points

Minehead                   93 Points


We now move on to Round 3 on Saturday April 18th at Wellington Sports Centre details will be sent very soon.  I would like to congratulate the team that swam in Round 2 for their excellent performance and a big thank-you to our helpers and officials poolside that helped at the gala.

 Richard Edwards






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