Boston Open Meet – 5th & 6th January

Just after a well earned Christmas break four boys and nine girls from Gainsborough Dolphins spent the weekend on 5th and 6th of January at the Boston Open Meet held at Grantham Meres Leisure Centre. The thirteen swimmers competed in a total of 89 events and brought home a tremendous  25 gold , 19 silver and 13 bronze medals, totalling 69 top three finishes!!! They competed in 50m, 100m, 200m and 400m events. All the swimmers performed extremely well for this time of the season and achieved lots of personal bests and some last minute county times ready for the March county championships. Well done to Aarron Smith, Christian Worboys, Ellis Worboys, Harriet Webster, Hollie Wilson, Lydia Smith, James Beresford, Loveday Beresford, Lucy Nicole Hame, Molly Creed, Sophie Leanne Hame, Tonicha Watson and William Walmsley. All swimmers were great in and out of the pool and a special thanks to Wendy Walmsley , Julie Wilson  and Mark Smith for helping on poolside.

Well done everyone,

Chris

Halloween Open Meet

On Sunday 28th October 2012 coaches Chris Webster and Tony Bindon took 16 swimmers to Beverley to compete in the South Axholme Halloween open meet. The competition was a B/C graded meet, which means ‘speeding tickets’ were issued if you swam faster than the fastest time for your age group, but that also meant there were plenty opportunities for coming in the top 6 and getting a trophy. There was a great atmosphere around the pool and all the swimmers cheered each other on to success.

The 3 boys and 13 girls, ranging from 9 years to 13 years competed in 58 races. Even though there weren’t many PBs on the day there were 17 top six placings and 3 speeding tickets. Those swimmers achieving top 6 placings were, Ethan Roslee, Regan Johnson, Ethan Burton, Ryley Johnson, Chloe Huddart, Lucie Blades, Lydia Waring, Emily Neal, Lily Talbot and Harriet Webster. A particular well done to Chloe who achieved a top 6 placing in four of her five races, and as a consequence came 2nd out of all the girls in the days swimming. Additionally a very well done to the other competitors Lottie Parkinson, Nicole Bindon, Katie Bindon, Hollie Watkins, Kathryn Fieldson and Poppy Fieldson who all swam very well in their races.

Well done to everyone

Chris and Tony

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