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Weymouth Swimmers Continue Winning Streak

swimming WSC Novice Gala Rnd 2

8:35am 4th March 2013

Weymouth Swimming Club claimed another win in the Dorset Novice League, staying in top position overall.

The victorious team amassed nine first places, ten second places, ten third places, eight fourth places and three fifth places at their outing in Rossmore, Poole.

The freestyle swimmers brought home the most first places; Alasara James and Daniel Kingman took first place in the girls and boys 10/u individual events, Nathan Calton claimed first in the boys 11/u race and Joshua Westlake beat the competition in the boys 14/u event. Kate Norman placed second in the 11/u girls race, Sophie Moore and Lee Manning both took third in their 12/u events and Chloe Calton came third in the 14/u girls race.

In the Butterfly events, the youngest swimmers excelled with Jaimee Brown won 10/u girls event, Daniel Kingman claimed his second first place of the gala in the 10/u boys event and Nathan Quinn beat the field in the 11/u boys event. Kate Norman claimed third place in 11/u girls race. Oliver Coward came fifth in the 12/u boys and Joshua Westlake took third in the 14/u boys race. Sophie Godbold and Bethany Carr proved too fast for the competition and were both unplaced for speeding in the 12/u and 14/u races respectively.

In Backstroke, George Cartwright wiped away the competition and placed first in the boys 10/u event, Sophie Moore took second place in the 12/u girls event and Charlie Durant placed second in the boys 11/u. Maisie Coward and Rhiannon Carter claimed fourth in the 10/u and 11/u girls events respectively, Tyler Baker came fourth in 14/u boys race and Lee Manning came fifth in 12/u boys. Bethany Carr was unplaced for ‘speeding’ in the girls 14/u.

In Breastroke, Alasara James took her second first place of the evening in the 10/u race, Rhiannon Carter and Tyler Baker both placed second in their 11/u individual events, Charlie Durant claimed second in the 12/u boys category and Ben Kinsey placed third in the 10/u age group. Chloe Calton and Nial Turner both placed fourth in the 14/u events and Rhiannon Carter swam up an age group to claim fourth in the girls 12/u race.

Steve White, Weymouth Swimming Club head coach, said: "We had another great performance on the night and the team came away with another win overall - that’s two rounds unbeaten.

"We’ve given ourselves a tough track record to keep but I know that our young swimmers train hard and will do their best to keep on top of the leaderboard."

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