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Young swimmers create a good impressions
2:07pm Thursday 19th July 2012 in Sport
CREWE Flyers returned from the Winsford Junior Development Gala with an impressive medal haul of two gold, eight silver and five bronzes.
Flyers’ 15 swimmers impressed in a gala created for young and inexperienced swimmers, with many of the athletes having to overcome the nerves of competing for the first time.
The boys’ team of Ben Woolley, Ben Short, Jake Brassington, Joe Stather, Joe Salisbury, Oliver Knee and Oliver Share returned with two golds, seven silvers and three bronze medals.
Brassington had an excellent day with one gold, five silver and four top six places, while Knee, one gold and one silver, Stather, one silver and one bronze, and Share, two bronze.
The team of eight girls also returned with medals, with Rachel Bradshaw, Rebecca Stacchini and Caitlin Duff being joined by debutants Lucy Shufflebotham, Sara Pavia Sousa, Jade Finch, Hannah Watts and Nadia Barr.
Barr had an excellent debut with a silver and a bronze medal, while Duff gained her first bronze in the 50m freestyle to finish off a promising day “Overall everybody swam well, no one returning without a new personal best or good first attempt in an open gala,” said head coach Andy Mason.
“Hopefully we will have sparked their enthusiasm for more the swimmers were a credit to themselves and club.”
Crewe Flyers can accommodate swimmers of all ages and abilities, whether learning to swim, competing or on a health and fitness basis.
If your child is five and over and is keen to learn to swim in a friendly club environment call head coach Andy Mason on 07811 200952 or visit creweflyers.org.uk