Super Swimming at Sunderland

Wear Valley Amateur Swimming Club’s Senior squad enjoyed a very competitive Level 1 gala called the National Qualifier, held at Sunderland Aquatic Centre over the weekend of 22-24 March 2019.

Teams from Manchester, Lincoln and Ellesmere College were in attendance together with many other more local teams including Newcastle and Sunderland. The Wear Valley squad were represented by 8 swimmers, all swimming results are recorded in Long Course (50m) times.

Jessica Maughan gained long course personal bests (pbs) for each of her 3 events, which were the 100m and 200m breaststroke, and the 100m freestyle (free). Jessica took 7 seconds off her 100m free time to gain a new time of 1.08.84.

James Holliday also gained pbs in both of his events taking 4 long course seconds off his previous 50m backstroke (back) time.

Emily Whitton swam pbs in each of her 3 events; 50m and 100m free and 50m back.

Ella Sowerby swam a long course pb in her 50m free event. Joseph Dobson swam 4 personal bests in the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke and 50m butterfly (fly). Joseph took 3 seconds off his previous 200 breaststroke; his new time is 2.51.11 seconds.

Annabel Cooper swam 3 long course personal bests in the 800m free and the 200m and 400m Individual Medleys. Annabel gained 6-second-long course pbs in both of the longer distance events.

Nic Cooper swam a pb in his 50m free and Thomas Power swam 5 pbs in the 50m and 100m free, 50m and 100m breaststroke and 50m fly.

Thomas took 4 seconds off his previous 100m breaststroke time with a new time of 1.22.28.

A fabulous weekend of swimming against a very good competitive field. Many thanks to the Coaches and parents for their fantastic support and encouragement.