Clark and Berry in form at Swansea

Event: Swim Wales New Year Dragon Long Course Open Meet

Venue: Wales National Pool Swansea (50m)

Date: 11th,12th & 13th January 2008

James Clark led the Swindon Dolphin medallists at the Swim Wales New Year Dragon Meet at Swansea last weekend with an impressive haul of two golds and one silver medal. For many Dolphin swimmers this was the toughest test of the season so far, the meet including strong contingents from the likes of Plymouth Leander and University of Loughborough , but there were a number of impressive performances that saw Dolphin ultimately achieve eight top three finishes.

Clark was dominant in the 12 and under breaststroke competition, winning both the 100m and 200m events, to add to his runners up spot in 200m individual medley. Samantha Berry fared somewhat better than Clark in qualifying for six finals, but injury prevented her from competing in four of these, restricting Berry to a top place in the 11 and under 200m freestyle and a runners up spot in the 200m individual medley. Both of these young swimmers are already showing good form this season and will be among the favourites for the Wiltshire BAGCATS. Matching Berry with a gold and a silver was Chris Jones, a winner in the men’s 50m breaststroke and a runner up at 200m in the same stroke, whilst Jon Audis collected bronze in the men’s 100m backstroke.

Although not achieving medal placings, Charlotte Pitts, Victoria Jennings, Elizabeth Beckett, Cathal Westman, Anthony Clark and Tilly Gray all competed in finals.


James Clark

Source: Swindon Dolphin Press Team

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