Billingham Autumn Gala 2018

Wear Valley Amateur Swimming Club had a great start to the new swimming season with some fantastic personal bests (pbs) and medals won in the Billingham ASC Autumn Meet held on 22/23rd September 2018. Jessica Maughan swam pbs in each of her 5 events. Highlights included a 6 second pb in her 200m breaststroke, with a new time of 3.02.61 and a 2 second pb in the 50m back. Emily Whitton also swam lots of great pbs, gaining 7 out of 8 possible pbs. Emily took 7 seconds off her 200m breaststroke and 5 seconds off the 200m freestyle (free) with a new time of 2.35.58. Two gold medals and 2 silver medals were won by Ryan Baker in the 50 and 100m butterfly (fly) and in the 50m free and 100m breaststroke. Annabel Cooper was delighted with her gold medal in the 200m free with a new time of 2.16.51. Thomas Power gained 6 out of 8 possible pbs with a notable performance in the 200m Individual Medley (IM) gaining a 10 second pb and a new time of 2.42.72, together with a 3 second pb in the 100m free.

Lauren Flint swam 3 out of a possible 4 pbs in the 50m and 100m free and in the 50m backstroke (back). Notably, Lauren gained a 4 second pb in the 50m back with a new time of 50.36. Ethan Flint also gained 3 pbs including a 6 second pb in the 50m back with a new time of 46.38 seconds. Joseph Brown also swam 3 pbs in the 50m breaststroke, 50m fly and 50m free. Joseph took 3 seconds off his 50m breaststroke time with a new time of 55.95. James Holliday swam pbs in the 200m IM and 100m back. Oliver Sommerville gained a 2 second pb in the 50m free with a new time of 44.67. Ella Sowerby gained a pb in the 50m free and Lucy Randall had a good swim in the 50m free. Nicholas Cooper gained pbs in the 50m back, 50m free and 50m fly. Adam Readman had some great first competitive swims in the 50m breaststroke, 100m free and 50m fly. Katie Brooks-Shea also swam very well in her first 100m free.

Many thanks to all of the coaches to enable the swimmers to achieve these fabulous results and let’s hope for a fabulous swimming year!