A fantastic day full of achievements for swimmers at Beverley Barracudas Sprints on Sunday 18th March. The return of the Mini Beast caused some concerns about the roads but our intrepid swimmers and parents managed to get there without major problems and the gala swung into action. With 24 girls and 4 boys competing in 103 races over the course of the day the club achieved a huge haul of medals, racking up some fantastic PB’s with Georgina and Rebecca competing for the first time in a gala and Emily competing for the first time for Tadcaster. Medals were graded into A, B, C Grades with medals awarded to the top 6 swimmers in each age group. This gave our swimmers a great opportunity to come home clanking with a lot of bling.
The medal roll of honour:
For Swimmers who tried a new event for the first time we also had some results much better than estimated entry times (some of which were based on time trials so we can see how much swimmers have improved since joining the squad) :
Georgina Gregory -8.15 from her estimated time for 50m free, SophieMcClure -20.59 off her estimated time for 200IM, Abby Netherway -21.32 fro her estimated time for 200IM and Gwen Spavin -16.42 for estimated time for 100m Free,
All of our swimmers should be very proud on what they achieved. Thanks to Jane as Coach, Victoria and Jo for Team Managing, this was Jo’s first time as Team Manager so she is now signed off and fully trained. We also sent two officials, David Atkinson and Caroline Digby who was also signed off as Chief Inspector of turns as part of her training for judge Level 1.