Cotswold Series 2015 Round 4 2nd May 2015

Written by Richard Edwards    Saturday, 09 May 2015

This gala was the held at Brockworth Sports Centre in Brockworth Gloucestershire and was the fourth 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 Brockworth, Bridgwater l and Burnham. Brockworth 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 25 first places, 15 in individual events and 10 in the relays. We had 9 second places 6 in individual events and 3 in relays.  

There were 15 individual wins  they were:-

Lulu Watts in the girls 11/U 25m freestyle.

Eliza Barratt in the girls 11/U 25m backstroke

Joshua Wise in the boys 11/U 25m freestyle.

Francesca Gilpin in the girls 11/U 25m. butterfly

Luke Taylor in the boys 11/U 25m butterfly

Rory Dunbar in the boys 13/U 50m butterfly

Tom Pitt in the boys 13/U 50m backstroke



Two for Rebecca Wheatcroft in the girls Open IM and 15/U 50m backstroke

Two for Sam Marshall in the boys 15/U IM and 15/U 50m breaststroke

Rachel Harris in the girls 15/U 50m butterfly

Two for Oriana Munden in the girls Open 100m butterfly an 100m breaststroke

Alysia Maestri in the girls open 100m backstroke


There were ten 1st places in the relays they were:-


Girls 11/U 4x1 Medley Team of Eliza Barratt, Lulu Watts, Inez Borkowska, Francesca Gilpin, Mara Wuelfing

Girls 11/U 4x1 Freestyle Team of Francesca Gilpin, Inez Borkowska, Mara Wuelfing, and Lulu Watts

Boys 11/U 4x1 Medley Team of Findlay Britton, Joe Taylor, Luke Taylor and Jasper Drew

Boys 13/U 4x1 Medley Team of Tom Pitt, Jack Thompson, Tom Tranter and Rory Dunbar

Boys 13/U 4x1 Freestyle Team of Tom Tranter, Tom Pitt, Jack Thompson and Rory Dunbar

Boys 15/U 4x2  Medley Team of Sam Marshall, Daniel Hicks, Archie Watts and Rory Dunbar

Girls Open4x2Medley Team of Molly Huckle, Alysia Maestri, Jess Hicks and Lottie Leigh

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

Boys 15/U 4x2Freestyle Team ofDaniel Hicks, Archie Watts, Rory Dunbar and Sam Marshall

Girls Open4x2Freestyle Team of Oriana Munden, Molly Huckle, Jess Hicks and Alysia Maestri


The results for the four  teams in this gala were

Bristol Henleaze       156 Points

Brockworth                135 Points

Bridgwater                 122 Points

Burnham                    106 Points

We now move on to A Final on Saturday May 16th at Hutton Moor Sports Centre Weston–super-Mare. At present after the first 4 rounds we are top of the Series with 656 points. There are 8 teams in the A Final which will make it an extremely exciting gala. We need to have our strongest possible team if we want a chance of winning this A Final gala. I would like to say a big thank-you again to our swimmers, helpers and officials poolside that helped at the gala.

 Richard Edwards

Last Updated ( Saturday, 09 May 2015 )