NASCH Finals Gala 02/11/13

We had great success at our first NASCH finals for many years. Despite the fact that Grantham Lynx failed to arrive and we had no junior girls section, our Group 8 finished 4th overall with lots of individual success.

In the Junior Section Peter Markham won a gold medal and the Kingfisher Trophy in his own 50m event. He went on to sustitute for Ashley Cambell-Barker at very short notice, quite amazingly swimming close to Ashley’s slower entry time and took a bronze medal. Thomas Slater swam an excellent race to win the NASCH Trophy and gold medal for the 100m.

In the Senior Section, Julie Ryan won bronze in the 50m, Lisa Haydon and Chris Hubbard won silver in the 25m and the Men’s Relay (Chris Lanwarne, Chris Hubbard and Mark Day) won bronze.

Mark Day won his 100m, but swam too fast and was re-positioned for “speeding” and got a pb. Tracey Slater was substituting for ‘flu victim Karen Finnegan and did well to qualify for the final swimming to Karen’s entry time.

Thanks to Pete Carey and Sheena Baird for timekeeping duties.

There are photos but I am requesting permission from the swimmers to add them to the album.

Sheila Carey

Team Manager


In Other News:

The pool will be closed on 13th December as it  is the pool staff’s night out. They are a great team of people and they deserve a Christmas celebration. We will have to decide on a date for the Christmas party – suggestions to Barbara.

Very many congratulations to Bethany Kelly on receiving her St. John Ambulance Young Achiever Award on Wednesday, 30th October. It was presented by the Princess Royal, Princess Anne. Lots of pictures on Facebook.