A great weekends swimming for Cinderford in a relaxed atmosphere at GL1 at the Gloucester City Open Meet.
All the swimmers stepped up to the blocks with confidence and this showed in the many, many PBs and new times achieved over the weekend.
6 Club Records were broken:
- Thomas Rawlings in the 200m freestyle took the record for the 13 year age group held since 2008 and also the 400m freestyle record held since 2010.
- Nia Westlake improved on her own 200m IM Club Record, also the 100m butterfly record held since 2016 and improved on her 200m butterfly record by over 3 seconds.
- Morgan Peck swimming in the Open age group in the 400m free took the record held since 2013
Gold Medals were won by: Chase Lane (100m Breast, 200m Breast, 100m Fly, 50m Breast), Flora Loveridge (50m Fly), Penelope Tudor (100m Fly), Nia Westlake (200m Fly, 400m IM), Libby Hughes (400m IM)
Silver Medals were won by: Daisy Stuart-Gunter (50m Back), Penelope Tudor (200m IM), Nia Westlake (200m IM, 100m Fly, 50 Breast, 200m Breast), Chase Lane (100m Free, 50m Fly), Thomas Rawlings (200m Free)
Bronze Medals were won by: Thomas Rawlings (100m Free, 50m Fly), Chris Hadfield (400m IM), Morgan Peck (100m Back), Daisy Stuart-Gunter (100m Breast, 100m Back), Grace Plant (200m Back), Aaryan Halai (50m Fly), Libby Hughes (100m Free, 50m Free)
Adding to the growing number of swimmers with County Qualifying Times for 2024 were youngsters:
- Lilly-Ann Rogers 100m free and 50m Back
- Flora Loveridge 50m Fly
- With Morgan Peck adding another 2 new events to his portfolio: 100m Free and 100m Back
Swimmers taking part in their first Open Meet were:
- Flora Loveridge
- Florence Gardener
- Betsie Matthews
- Kyriee Childs
And competing in strokes or distances never competed at before were:
- Ella Plant 400m Free
- Lily Bevan 200m IM
- Penelope Tudor 200m IM and 100m Fly
- Chris Hadfield 400m IM
- Thomas Rawlings 400m Free
- Chase Lane 400m Free
- Libby Hughes 200m Fly
Well done to everyone who took part, who coached or officiated on the weekend, to see the swimmers reap the rewards of their efforts in training was great to see.