Happy Halloween Gala 2018

Happy Halloween Gala - 20th-21st October 2018Five swimmers from the Senior Squad at Wear Valley Amateur Swimming Club swam a fantastic Level 2 gala at the Neptune Centre, Middlesbrough, over the weekend of the 20/21st October 2018. The squad swam some fabulous personal bests (pbs) and all gained at least one of the wonderful Halloween medals. Other teams competing included Aer Lingus from Dublin, Sunderland, Derwentside, Billingham, Darlington, Loftus, Stokesley and Middlesbrough.

Thomas Power won second place in the 100m and 200m breaststroke with pbs in both of these events and a 6 second pb in the 200m breaststroke, together with a new time of 2.57.65. Thomas also gained pbs in the 50m freestyle (free), 200m backstroke (back) and 50m breaststroke. Joseph Dobson won 2 bronze medals in the 50m breaststroke and the 200m Individual Medley (IM). Joseph also gained 3 pbs in the 100m breaststroke, 200m IM and a 2 second pb in the 200m breaststroke with a new time of 2.48.93.

Jessica Maughan, who recently gained her first swimming Regional time in the 200m breaststroke at a gala run by BOSSS continued to show sparkling form with a bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke, a 3 second pb in this event and a pb in the 50m free with a new time of 31.26. Nic Cooper was delighted with his silver medal in the 100m IM and a bronze in the 200m IM. Nic also achieved 4 pbs in the 100m breaststroke, 100m free and 100m and 200m IM. Annabel Cooper also swam some fabulous races gaining a 11 second pb and a gold medal in the 800m free with a new time of 9.47.74. She was also very pleased with a gold medal in the 400m free, silver in the 100m free and a bronze together with a pb in the 200m breaststroke. Many thanks to Middlesbrough ASC for a great gala and to WVASC Coaching staff.