Sports Academy's swim team makes a big splash
Swim and Sports Academy's Swim Team have made a big splash at
their first ever open competition this week.
Academy Swim Team travelled to Exeter for the regional event and
came third overall out of 15 teams, a great result as the team
was only formed on October 1st.
team picked up ten gold medals, 14 silver medals and 12 bronze
medals, while Callum Richards was placed second overall boy amongst
all the age-groups which was an outstanding achievement.
teams were Burnham's Academy Swim Team, Bodmin Dragons SC, Chard
& District, Dawlish Swimming & Life Saving, Devonport
Royal SA, Dinnaton, Exeter City SC, Honiton Swimming Club, Kelly
College, Paignton Swimming Club, Plymouth Leander, Newton Abbot
SC, Sid Vale Swimming Club, St Ives Bay SC and Wells SC.
at the Exeter open meet included golds for Rebecca Mercer, Elizabeth
Tolley, Samantha Vagg and Callum Richards. Silvers were won by
Tilly Lawrence, Shannon Hooper, Rebecca Mercer, Ellen Lupton,
Owen Mercer, Callum Richards and bronze medals were won by Anya
Snowball, Emily Kay-Smith, Elizabeth Tolley, Rebecca Mercer, Samantha
Vagg, Owen Mercer, Thomas Smithers, Joe Hancock.
of the swimmers also gained personal best times - Catherine Tolley
(who also achieved a County Qualifying time), Leah Adams, Olivia
Earthy and Kirsty Jenkins.
Tracey, Andy, Nic and Emma have done an amazing job with the swimmers.
The swim team is now setting its goals on the County Championships
held at Millfield in March," the academy's Sara Cox Conklin
are tough qualifying standards for swimmers to achieve just to
be able to compete, however, The Academy Swim Team has now qualified
12 swimmers to race in 45 events and we still have four months
training to go!"
any swimmers would like to have a go at competitive swimming,
or are interested in joining the team, then give the Academy a
call on 01278 785909.