Atlantis Plunder County Medals
10th March 2016
Atlantis swimming Club have just concluded their assault on the annual County Swimming Championships with a hall of around 75 medals!
The conclusion of the competition was again held at K2 leisure center in the 50 meter long course pool. Atlantis once again performed brilliantly, the youngest of their swimmers in the ten year old age category through to the accomplished open group athletes.
It was a fast paced competition with many outstanding performances. Rising star Jamie Smith competed in the 10-11 year old age group and managed to achieve the number one ten year old boy with some fierce swimming. In the 12 year olds it was business as usual for Michael Pallister with nine medals including four golds. Thirteen year old trio Will Carey, Daryan De Klerk and Ryan Gant all pitched in with solid swimming. Cameron Holden-Graham had a busy schedule of swims culminating in a well deserved silver in the 100m breaststroke. There were also medals for Dan Jones and Toby Van De Hut in the fifteen year old boys.
The senior boys team, Joe Carter, George Charter, James Hartley, Andrew Kershaw, Cavan Murphy and Aiden Sparling all performed well amongst some tough opposition. Particular highlights being Aiden’s bronze in the 200 fly and Cavan’s bronze in the 50 breast.
Eleven year old Kiran Sandhu had a busy weekend and pocket rocket Amber Ranson swam out of her skin for two backstroke gold medals. In the next age group Issy Hayes had some great swims with an impressive seven individual medals and training partner Olivia Round-Pitman managed a couple a medals despite ending up in hospital the next day with a ruptured appendix!
Teammates Rebecca Barber and Ethel Whyman once again did not disappoint with three backstroke golds for Ethel and five golds for Becs, the best tally from across the club. Amelia Wright added five medals to her trophy cabinet in the fourteen year old girls group and junior club captain Freya Fulcher made a clean sweep of gold medals in the three backstroke events.
Beth Brittons talents definitely lie in the pool and not the dance floor! She pitched in with a commendable five medals. Breaststroke ace Lily Davis bagged a brace of gold medals and returning teammate Jade Stocker weighed in with a gold and silver medals.
Atlantis now have a couple of weeks without competition, but the serious training continues on a daily basis in preparation for the onslaught of a busy competition period.