A week after the Duel in the Pool we saw a team of swimmers enter the Bourchier Shield Gala at Uttoxeter. This gala was used to give a selection of swimmer’s experience before we started the Autumn League season, with BASC expanding to two teams in the League for the first ever time in 2018.
This gala was for 5 age groups, being ages 9, 10, 11, 12 and 14, with races being over all 4 strokes, the relays being a mixed boys/girls per age group. All races had a ‘speeding limit’ time to add to the friendly nature.
In addition to host club Dove Valley we faced Heath SC from the Cannock area in the 5 lane pool, within the recently refurbished Leisure Centre. Issy Stanley and Noah O’Brien captained the team on the night, with Andy Hiatt, Jo Stimpson and Sophie Fowkes coaching the team. Lee Frost and Simon Smith took over the team manager role, being assisted poolside by Rachel and Jenny. Debbie Preston was our official on the night, with Paul, Jane and Dave helping with all the times to add to our database re team selections.
A great night of swimming by some of our more inexperienced swimmers saw us do well over the 50 plus races. We gained 49 PB times and only one DQ as all the kids swam their hearts out.
7 First Places:
Toby Durkan – 25m free – in a speeding ticket time
Lana Clamp – 50m breast
Dylan Campbell – 50m free
Bella Smith – 50m back
Freya Smith – 25m breast
Jaina Muogbo – 50m back – in a speeding ticket time
Lucas Joubert – 50m back
21 Second Places:
Charlie Moorby -50m back
Isaac Gill – 50m back
William Smith – 50m breast
Finlay Pearson – 50m breast
Toby Durkan – 25m fly
Amelie Spiers – 50m free
Jasper Saunders – 50m free
Hayden Cotton, George Preston, Issy Stanley and Ellie Smith – medley relay
Lana Clamp – 50m free
Bella Smith – 50m fly
Harry Preston – 50 fly
Beth Holmes – 25m back
Oliver Frost – 50m free
Lucas Joubert, Jaina Mougbo, Lana Clamp and Finlay Pearson – medley relay
Isaac Gill, Sam Madill, Amelie Spiers and Charlie Moorby – medley relay
Ellie Smith – 50m free
Daniel Spiers – 25m breast
Sam Madill – 50m fly
Jaina Muogbo, Lucas Joubert, Dylan Campbell and Amber Wan – free relay
Caitlin Thomas, Ellie Smith, Noah O’Brien and Hayden Cotton – free relay
Cannon relay team
|1||Dove Valley A||152|
|4||Dove Valley B||71|
|5||Dove Valley C||28|
STAR SWIMMER – JOINT AWARD – given to the two swimmers who smashed PB times to win and speed – Toby Durkan and Jaina Muogbo.
STAR RACE – JOINT AWARD – given to Freya Smith for her gripping photo finish win and Charlie Miller who, back from injury, raced the older girls down over 50m fly.
Thanks to all parents for travelling and supporting the swimmers – next week (22nd/23rd September) we head to Stoke for the next Open Meet on our calendar.