2:00pm Friday 9th August 2013
EVESHAM Swimming Club achieved success at the 2013 Gloucester Club Open for the first time in their history.
The squad of 16 performed exceptionally well in various events, leaving with a total of 49 personal best times.
Kieran Cooper, nine, led the boys with a hat-trick of wins in the 200-metre freestyle, 50m breaststroke and the 200m Individual Medley (IM), smashing three personal bests. He also grabbed second in the 200m breaststroke. Debutant Harry Ward finished first in the 50m butterfly.
In the nine year old girls section, Macey French finished second in her only event of the competition, the 50m butterfly.
For the 10-year-old boys, SWIMMING Toby Vale took a trio of victories in the 50m and 200m backstroke and the 200m IM, ending day one as the highest ranked boy.
Jack Moss also produced three personal bests in the four races he entered.
Luke Perry excelled for the 11 year olds with personal bests in all events, finishing first in both the 50m backstroke and the 100m IM followed by a second place in the 100m and 200m back.
Benji McKenna joined him with third in the 100m butterfly and fifth in the 100m and 200m IM, producing two personal bests. Jack Moss, 10, Emily West, 11, and 13- year-old Emilea Lambert all achieved a number of personal bests.
For the 12-year-old girls, Amy Cooper was second in the 100m IM and third in the 400m IM, while Jaymee Lucking won the 100m breaststroke, both gaining personal bests.
Alice Hall, 15, finished day one as the third ranked girl at the event after finishing first in the 50m freestyle and 50m breaststroke.
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