SWIMMING: Chippenham competitors shine at regional championships (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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SWIMMING: Chippenham competitors shine at regional championships
1:00pm Wednesday 16th May 2012 in Sport
CHIPPENHAM swimmers competed at the South West Regional Youth (15 years and over) Championships held at the new 50 metre 10 lane pool in Plymouth.
Katie Smith and Jack Crow reached the finals ( top 10 in each age group to qualify) in their event.
Smith was a fine fifth in the 200 metres breaststroke and Crow ninth in the 50m backstroke.
Crow was also 17th in the 50m butterfly and 21st in the 100m fly.
Evie Preece was 14th in the 200m breaststroke and 16th in the 200m backstroke.
Chelsea Chard was 5th in the 400m individual medley, 15th in the 200m backstroke and16th in the 100m backstroke, while Beatrice Moore was 22nd in the 100m butterfly.
Joe Bailey was 26th in the 200m IM, 28th in the 100m fly and 29th in the 100m backstroke. Peter Holden was 31st in the 200m IM.
Newly promoted Chippenham held their own in the first round of the county Summer League at Trowbridge.
Competing in the top division against strong teams from Trowbridge, Swindon Dolphins and Tigersharks, Chippenham finished fourth on the night.
There were wins for the U14 boys medley relay team (Tom Tennant, Andrew Hare, Henry Gaunt and Cameron Perkins), the U12 boys free style relay team (Luke Collins, John Davies, Matthew Hardick and Luke Brown) and Maddie Harris in the open 100metres freestyle. Chippenham also had 10 second places.
Head Coach Nigel Butler said: “I was really pleased with our new swimmers (Collins, Hardick, Jason Hall, Kathryn Robbins, Emily Fletcher, Lani Attiwell and Leona Lovegrove).
“They all did really well for the team and thoroughly deserve their blue caps (the blue caps are awarded to swimmers representing Chippenham at galas).
“I am looking for the whole team to push on from this result and turn some of the close finishes into more points on the board”
Points: Trowbridge 162, Dolphins 128, Tigersharks 111, Chippenham 95.
Chippenham team: Jason Hall, Matthew Hardick, John Davies, Luke Collins, Luke Brown, Tom Tennant, Cameron Perkins, Henry Gaunt, Andrew and Matt Hare, James Tucker, Daniel and John Branston, Joe Bailey, Peter Holden, Henry Moore, Matt Cruse, Jack Cook, Jack Crow, Emily Fletcher, Lani Attiwell, Leona Lovegrove, Kathryn Robbins, Tegan and Bryony Cairns, Natalie Pidgeon, Amy Hall, Harriet Olgivie, Chloe May, Puruvi Ruparel, Emily Daulby, Jessica Stafford, Sapphire Randerson, Katie Smith, Chelsea Chard, Emma Holloway, Evie Preece and Maddie Harris.
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