Swim Academy member is crowned County Champion
of Burnham-On-Sea's Academy Swim Team have achieved some fantastic
results at the 2016 Somerset County Championships.
swimmers qualified to compete in 129 events at the event at Millfield
School, where the team captured ten medals, swam in 32 finals
(Top 10) and collectively took 299.33 secs off their Personal
Richards, pictured, became Somerset County Champion in the 16
Years 50m Backstroke, in a time of 28 seconds, and captured a
Silver Medal in the 4 x 1 I/M Bronze in the 50 BRS/50 FC/100 BK/200
Hooper, Anya Snowball, Issy Brown and Connie Hazelton-Cavill also
made it into the finals in the top 10.
swims were achieved by Isabelle Puddy, Talia Hughes, Issy Brown,
Mia Noad, India Porter, Rebecca Murray, Olivia Earthy, Harriet
Puddy, Missy Hicks, Emily Murray, Phe Hazelton Cavill, Ellen Lupton,
Henry Reid, Jacob Darlison, Oscar Rogers, Bill Lupton, who all
produced Personal Bests and contributed to the Academy Swim Team
breaking into the top 10 performance clubs in Somerset.
Tracey, Nic and Andy have done phenomenal work in preparing the
swimmers to compete at this level, and with eight swimmers having
captured qualifying/consideration times for the South West Regional
Championships to be held in May at Horfield and Plymouth both
swimmers amd coaches are now back in training working hard to
continue their success," said the Academy's Sara Cox Conklin.
Whilst our senior swimmers have been in action at Millfield, 30
of the teams junior/development swimmers (8-12 year olds) have
been taking on the top clubs of Bristol at Horfield in the Bristol
Penguins Junior Gala. Cheered on by an amazing support team of
parents, friends, officials and coaches, the team captured an
outstanding second place overall.
girls team comprised of Jess Hewitt, Macy Noad, Macey Burge, Thea
Merrick, Corin Welsh, Phillipa Griffiths, Kaitlyn Stone, Katherine
Evans, Rebecca Murray, Harriet Griffiths, Sienna Field, Caitlin
Howe, Lydia Menear, Milly Fooks and Abi Adams.
boys team comprised of Finlay Fooks, Matthew Lemin, Oliver Scott,
Josh Easton, Lucas Earthy, Alex Scott, Alex Lemin, Michael Hooper,
Euan Lyall, Max Adams, Sam Easton, George Lawrence, Adam Lyall
and Alex Evans.
you are interested in swimming, The Academy Swim Team currently
has five squads training at the Burnham-On-Sea Swim & Sports
Academy in Berrow Road and welcomes new swimmers to come and 'try-out',"
you are not quite at the level of competitive swimming, then why
not enrol in our UK ASA award winning Swim School of the year
where you will receive some of the best instruction in the country,
as confirmed by the ASA, and in no time you will be making the
To schedule a trial, or join the Swim Academy/Team, or for further
information, please contact the academy on 01278 785909.