Busy three days at Andover Swimming Club

Andover Swimming Club Under 14 Girls' squad

Andover Swimming Club Under 14 Girls' squad

First published in Other Sport

The annual Andover Swimming Club 200m Championships were recently held over three days at the Andover Leisure Centre.

The Boys’ U14 backstroke was won by Joshua Wilson in 2mins 57.81 secs.

Silver went to Lewis Paterson with bronze to John Joe Kirwan.

It was the same order in the freestyle with Wilson winning gold in 2.39.42secs from Paterson and Kirwan.

The men’s open backstroke was won by Carl Bodsworth followed by Alex Lee and Theo Shoemark winning bronze.

There was a different order in the freestyle with Lee winning from Bodsworth and Shoemark.

Gold in the girls’ U14 breaststroke was won by Georgina Butler in 3.8.38secs from Tierney Goddard and Madison Stepney who won bronze.

Ellie Smith took the ladies’ open breaststroke with Lily Mears second and Amy Sambell third.

Eleanor Williams triumphed in the girls’ gruelling 200m butterfly with silver for Butler and bronze to Goddard. The ladies’ open butterfly went to Lily Mears from Ellie Smith and Megan Kirwan.

The first of the second days’ gold medals went to Butler in the backstroke with a time of 2.47.06 seconds with silver to Williams and bronze to Goddard.

Ellie Smith took the ladies’ open backstroke with silver to Mears and third place to Kirwan.

Wilson comfortably won gold in the boys’ breaststroke from John Joe Kirwan and Scott Mayo while the men’s breaststroke gold went to Lee with silver to Bodsworth and Shoemark winning bronze.

Georgina Butler won a further gold in the girls’ freestyle with silver to Madison Stepney and bronze being won by Goddard.

Gold was won in the ladies’ open backstroke by Mears from Smith and Amy Sambell.

Wilson comfortably won a gold in the boys’ butterfly from Kirwan and Bodsworth took the men’s butterfly from Shoemark and Lee.

The final day brought the individual medley races which comprised of 50m of all four strokes.

For the girls’ U14 race, gold went to Butler from Williams and Goddard then Mears won gold after a closely fought heat with Smith who settled for silver and Paige Bayliss in third place.

Wilson comfortably won his fifth gold from Paterson and Kirwan then Lee won gold again from Bodsworth and Shoemark.

More than 80 per cent of all of the swims resulted in new personal bests, with many 200m swims being done for the first time by the growing number of younger members

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