COUNTY SUCCESS FOR ST IVES BAY!
Thirty four swimmers competed at Penzance and Bodmin over two weekends at the 2018 Cornwall County Age Group Championships. Despite several having to withdraw intermittently due to illness or injury and the majority having to ‘swim up’ due to the age at 31st December ruling, a total of 165 personal best times were set across the speed seeded 50/100m heats from which the top six fastest in each age group progressed to Finals, and the 200/400m events which use ‘heat declared’ times to determine placings.
In the sprint events, St Ives Bay contested 53 Finals in their respective age groups and accumulated 30 podium places – taking 9 County Titles, 13 Silver and 8 Bronze medals. In the 200/400m distances, 23 swimmers finished in the top three, producing 8 County Champions, 6 Silver and 9 Bronze medallists.
Special recognition and congratulations to Jude Cartwright, whose performance secured him the accolade of Top 10/11 years Boy in 2018 for which he received a County shield.
Under 16 Sprint Finals / Podium Distance Results (age in brackets): Lewis Williams(12) Gold 100/200Free 100/200Breast 100/200IM; Silver 50Free 50Breast; Bronze 50Fly. Caja Rodda(15) 200/400IM 400Free; Silver 50/100Free 50/100Fly 50/200Back100IM; 6th 50Breast. Jude Cartwright(11) Gold 100/200Back; Silver 50/100Free 100Fly; Bronze 50/200Breast 100/200IM 50Back 200Free. Jessica Smith(11) Gold 50/100Breast; silver 200Breast 200IM; 4th 100IM; 5th 100Fly. Jamie Winfield(12) Gold 100/200Back; Bronze 200Free; 4th 50Back 50Free; 5th 100Free. Michael Doyle(12) Gold 100Fly; Silver 50Back; Ethan Matthews(10) Gold 100Fly; Silver 50Fly; 4th 100Free; 5th 50Free. Megan Cragg(15) Silver 200Breast; Bronze 100Breast 200Back 200IM; 5th 100Free. Isla Ford(11) Bronze 100Free 100Fly. Annabelle Williams(13) Silver 400IM; 4th 100Free; 6th 50Fly. Freya Perkin(15) Bronze 200Free; 6th 100Back. Max Wilton(15) Bronze 200Breast; 4th 100Breast; 6th 50Breast. Chloe Bryan(15) Bronze 200Fly 200Breast; 4th 100FlyScarlet Thornton(13) 5th 100Breast; 6th 50Breast. Harvey O’Dell(13) 5th 100Breast. Senara Rodda(11) 6th 50Back.
Qualifiers/PBs: Chelsea Winfield(10) Fletcher Saint(11) Archie Williams(11) Molly Jordan(12) Xanthe Perkin(12) Tilly Jordan(13) Beth Elkin(12) Ethan Wilton(12) Anya Dale(13) Ruby Perkin(13) Eva Cragg(13) Jake Cartwright(13) Phoebe Pascoe(14)
Senior (16&Over) Championship
Despite being heavily hit by illness / injuries prior to and during the Champs, Olivia Stewart(16) Jowan Bobin(16) Reef Slack(17) and Zac Broomfield(17) acquitted themselves well against much older peers in the ‘open’ category with Zac contesting several finals.
The final accolade must go to our very own Down Syndrome World Record Holder Leo Pellow(16) who produced some fantastic results in the multi-classification category – Gold 50Breast; Silver 100Breast 50Back 100IM; Bronze 400Free; 4th 50/200Free.
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