Cathal a National Finalist on day one at Bagcats

Location: Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield

Event: ASA National Age Groups Championships 2007 (50m)

Date: 23 – 26 July

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Swindon Dolphin’s top junior swimmers are currently competing with the country’s best in their age group at the ASA National Age Group Championships (Bagcats) in Sheffield this week. Ponds Forge International Sports Centre is hosting the four-day event which takes place from 23rd-26th July and sees up to 700 junior swimmers participating in the competition.


Cathal Westman – Finalist

Cathal Westman (14 years) was Dolphins most successful swimmer and the only finalist on day one, finishing in eight place in the final of the boys’ 100m breaststroke. He set a personal best in the heat and improved it further in the final coming home in 1.12.51.

14 year old Tim Berry, competing in his first Nationals, was fourteenth in the boys’ 200m butterfly clocking a personal best time of 2.20.74 while his sister, 11 year old Samantha, also a debutant, put in good performances in the girl’s 400m individual medley and 200m freestyle. Samantha was unable to reproduce her outstanding form from the Regional Championships finishing twentieth in the medley and thirty first in the freestyle.

Rosie Wells (13 years) was twenty fourth in the girl’s 100m backstroke.

Day two sees James Clark (12) take the stage in the boys’ 400m IM, and Liam Herbert (13) joins Westman , Berry , and Clark in the 4X100m Medley relay.

Source Swindon Dolphin Press Team

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