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Weymouth swimmers on top of the league
WEYMOUTH Swimming Club claimed another win in the Dorset Novice League, staying in top position overall.
The victorious team amassed nine first places, 10 second places, 10 third places, eight fourth places and three fifth places at their outing in Rossmore, Poole.
The freestyle swimmers brought home the most first places - Alasara James and Daniel Kingman were the best in the girls’ and boys’ 10/u individual events.
Nathan Calton claimed first in the boys’ 11/u race and Joshua Westlake beat the competition in the boys’ 14/u event.
Kate Norman was placed second in the 11/u girls’ race, Sophie Moore and Lee Manning both took third in their 12/u events and Chloe Calton came third in the 14/u girls’ race.
In the butterfly category, the youngest swimmers excelled with Jaimee Brown winning the 10/u girls’ event.
Daniel Kingman claimed his second first place of the gala in the 10/u boys’ and Nathan Quinn beat the field in the 11/u boys’. Kate Norman claimed third place in the 11/u girls’ race.
Oliver Coward came fifth in the 12/u boys’ and Joshua Westlake took third in the 14/u boys’ race. Sophie Godbold and Bethany Carr proved too fast for the competition and were both unplaced for speeding in the 12/u and 14/u races respectively.
In backstroke, George Cartwright wiped away the competition and placed first in the boys’ 10/u event.
Sophie Moore took second place in the 12/u girls’ event and Charlie Durant placed second in the boys’ 11/u.
Maisie Coward and Rhiannon Carter claimed fourth in the 10/u and 11/u girls’ events respectively, while Tyler Baker came fourth in the 14/u boys’ and Lee Manning was fifth in the 12/u boys’. Bethany Carr was unplaced for speeding in the girls’ 14/u.
In breaststroke, Alasara James took her second first place of the evening in the 10/u race.
Rhiannon Carter and Tyler Baker were both placed second in their 11/u individual events, while Charlie Durant claimed second in the 12/u boys’ category and Ben Kinsey was third in the 10/u age group.
Chloe Calton and Nial Turner both took fourth in the 14/u events and Rhiannon Carter swam up an age group to claim fourth in the girls’ 12/u race.
Steve White, Weymouth Swimming Club head coach, said: “We had another great performance on the night and the team came away with another win overall - that’s two rounds unbeaten.
“We’ve given ourselves a tough track record to keep but I know that our young swimmers train hard and will do their best to keep on top of the leaderboard.”