Academy Swim Team makes a splash in swimming league
Academy Swim Team from Burnham-On-Sea was delighted to learn the
club was selected to compete in the National Arena Swimming League
for the 2014 Season.
league is reserved for the top 400 clubs in the country and it
takes place from October to December, over three rounds.
be selected was a fantastic achievement, and was a culmination
of the hard work and dedication of the teams swimmers and
coaches who have excelled in competitions throughout the county
in their first year as a competitive swim team.
in round one of the Western League, Division 2, the team travelled
to the Newport International Swimming Pool.
fierce competition from some very large established teams and
towns, the club excelled by gaining seven first place finishes,
seven second place finishes and seven third place finishes.
tean's first place winners were Connie Hazelton-Cavil (2); Owen
Mercer (2); Shannon Hooper; Ellen Lupton & The Academys
Swim Coach Tracey Kidner, who won the Ladies open 100 m Backstroke.
went to the team's officials, Jenny Parfitt and Fiona Mercer,
who without their qualifications the team would not have been
able to compete.
Academy now looks forward to further rounds and putting the town
of Burnham-On-Sea on the swimming map.
the Academy Swim Team also sent 16 swimmers to Millfield to compete
in the Somerset County Development Meet earlier this month.
were 21 clubs represented, with over 2800 swims taking place during
Academy Swim Team came away with 9 Gold Medals, 3 Silvers and
4 Bronze Medals and 58 Personal Best Swims, which was a phenomenal
team's medallists were Anya Snowball; Connie Hazelton-Cavil; Harriet
Puddy; Shannon Hooper; Sam Vagg; Storm Munday and Callum Richards.
Academy Swim Team currently has five squads training at the Burnham-On-Sea
Swim and Sports Academy and welcomes new swimmers to come and
who are not quite at the level of competitive swimming can enrol
in the UK ASA Swim School of the year where they receive the best
instruction in the country (as confirmed by the ASA) and in no
time you will be making the team. To schedule a trial, or join
the Swim Academy/Team, or for further information, contact the
Academy on 01278 785909.