Gearey and Heeks among the golds in Birmingham

PERSHORE Swimming Club sent an eight-strong squad to the City of Birmingham open meet, claiming three gold medals, three silvers and two bronzes.

William Gearey, 11, lowered existing Midland qualifying times and set personal bests while winning the 50-metre backstroke (35.37 seconds) and 50m freestyle (29.38).

Gearey added silvers in the 100m freestyle (one minute 04.56 seconds) and 200m individual medley (2.43.08) as well as a bronze in the 200m breaststroke (3.07.59).

He also swam pbs in the 100m butterfly and 200m freestyle.

Patrick Heeks, 10, secured another Midland qualifying time with gold in the 200m backstroke (2.49.62).

Heeks also grabbed bronze in the 100m butterfly (1.27.81) and was close to another district time in the 100m freestyle.

Tamara Marsden, nine, took home silver in the 400m freestyle in 7.20.33, knocking 25 seconds off her pb.

She produced pbs in the 200m and 50m breaststroke, 200m individual medley and 50m freestyle.

Alexandra Barry, 10, had a string of pbs, including the 50m butterfly, 100m backstroke, individual medley, butterfly and freestyle and 400m freestyle.

Isobel Cumming, 11, opted to swim the longer distances, setting a new pb in the 800m freestyle.

Charlotte Downey, 11, smashed pbs in the 50m backstroke, 400m, 100m and 50m freestyle and 200m breaststroke, individual medley and backstroke.

Amelia Gearey, nine, clocked a big pb in the 200m backstroke and impressed in the 50m breaststroke.

Naomi Marsden, 11, notched pbs in the 100m and 50m freestyle and 200m and 50m breaststroke.

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