Dolphins Sparkle in Tiverton

Location: Exe Valley Leisure Centre Tiverton

Event 1st Tiverton Sparkler (Licensed level 3) 25m

Date: Sat 3rd Nov 2007


Warming Up at Tiverton

Swindon Dolphin was represented by a mix of youth and experience at their first target meet of the season last Saturday. The Level 3 meet, the First Tiverton Sparkler at Exe Valley Leisure Centre, saw 40 Dolphin swimmers complete over 180 races, amassing 60 podium finishes, 122 PBs – more than two out of every three swims – and 52 Wiltshire Qualifying Times.

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Sam Hunter (9 yrs)

It was a particularly good day for 9 year olds’ Sam Hunter and Alex Chantler-Mayne, who completed six and five medal hauls respectively, both including three first place finishes. Hunter’s medals came in three different strokes. Hot on the heels of the three times winners was another 9 year old, two times winner Maddie Easter, who was matched by Niall Westman, a relative veteran at 10 years old and, representing the older generation, 15 year old Lucy Bouverie-Brine. Other gold medal winners were Craig Lofts, Miriam Bermingham, Charlotte Pitts, Sarah Baker, Darcy James, Ben Clark, Bradley McCabe and Dani Harris, completing a total of 20 wins.

Dolphin finished a successful day at this very well organised and friendly gala winning the trophy for top club amongst the 15 competing, edging out second placed Newquay Cormorants and third placed Chard & District. Less than three months into the season this is an excellent start for Swindon Dolphin. The club will be represented at the Wroughton 50m sprint competition next weekend with some less experienced swimmers hoping to add to their competition skills at that meet.

Source: Swindon Dolphin Press Team

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