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,
Girls 13/U 4x1 Freestyle Team of Catherine Brooke, Chiara Wuelfing, Daisy Drew,
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,
Girls open 4x2 Medley Team of Charlie Waters, Holly Tanner, Molly Huckle
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,
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.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 31 March 2015 )