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REPORT: G&W Summer Meet

Gateshead and Whickham Summer Meet 12 – 14 July 2019

Potential Squad Report

Well it’s the final event of our season and what a busy and interesting event it was!!!

The Squad started off the weekend with the 800 metre distant events and all swimmers achieved personal best times; Maia Stovold, Amie Errington and Mari Lilley (who lost her goggles on the first 50 metres and her hat with around 100 metres to go!!!) for the girls and the boys – Oliver Quigley, Tom Goulden and Cole Reid.

Returning to the ‘Hot Box’, otherwise known as the pool, the swimmers were warming up for day two and many, many swims to be swum.  The first event was the 200 IM which saw Carman and Anabel Gaish, Madeleine Jeffers, Erica Mould and Faye Brown all qualify for the afternoon Skins – awesome event… congratulations to the girls on their winnings.

Other notable events were the 100 backstroke, Holly Lawson- Ebbatson, Kate Binningsley, Cole, Ethan Storey, Lewis Richardson, Tom and Oliver.

Starting the final day, with the end in sight and much consumption of ‘heat winning lollipops’ – SUGAR CRUSH… the girls started their 400 IM with personal best performances from Maia and Evie Johnson.  With a surprise visit from Coach Kieran raising spirits; Tom’s 200 IM result, managed to find him on his way into the Skins events that would take place in the afternoon …..as yesterday with full support of the swimmers  Tom did well…. other notable swims were in the 200 Fly by Emma Lavery and Oliver, gave them a season’s best time.

The afternoon was rounded off with the boys 100 backstroke and all entrants gaining personal best times.  Congratulations to Cole, Devrim Celikay, Ethan, John Patterson, Owen Jackson and Scott Owen!!!!
Back to the pool and skills skills skills!!!!!
Proud Coach,
Sue Thorpe.

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