Evesham storm to PGL League round victory

First published in Sport

EVESHAM Swimming Club secured 20 race wins from 60 events as they finished top in the PGL League second round.

They bagged 160 points, edging out Wyre Forest (150), Haden Hill (143) and Bromsgrove (91), with 20 runners-up places and eight speeding tickets.

The nine-year-olds led the way with five wins, firstly through Sam Parker in the 25-metre butterfly and 25m freestyle and Simeon Todorov in the 25m backstroke.

Isabelle Hornblow was first in the girls' 25m butterfly and joined Daniel Goodall, Amber Cape and Daniel Chalk in the successful 100m mixed medley relay.

Faye Castle was second in the 25m backstroke and Zara McKenna third in the 25m freestyle.

Parker won the 10 and under 25m backstroke and Kieran Cooper the 25m breaststroke, while Jacob Goodall was second in the 25m freestyle as were the 100m relay team. The 100m medley relay team won.

Rachel Egan was first in the girls' 25m butterfly with Elysia Henly second in the backstroke.

The 100m freestyle relay team of Henly, Reka Varvedo, Egan and Sophie Pettit were third. In the 11 and under group, James Carsberg claimed the 25m freestyle and breaststroke with Rosie Denning winning the 25m breaststroke.

The girls' 100m freestyle relay team of Charlotte Roberts, Kate Dufty, Denning and Heather Castle also triumphed. For the 12 and unders, Luke Perry and Alistair Witheford won the 50m breaststroke and freestyle respectively. Ben McKenna was second in the 50m butterfly.

The relay teams, including Joseph Childs and Ollie Gill, finished second in the 100m freestyle and medley.

Brodie Mabbett won the girls' 50m backstroke and Emily West was second in the 50m breaststroke.

Their relay teams, including Heather Castle, Rebecca Brown and Emily-May Sandalls, were second in the 100m freestyle and medley events.

In the 13 to 14 age group, Lydia Castle and Annie Green won the girls' 50m backstroke and freestyle respectively.

The other first arrived in the 100m medley relay through Green, Eleanor Hamby, Hannah Dufty and Anna Varvedo.

The boys grabbed two seconds through Perry in the 50m backstroke and Witheford in the 50m butterfly.

Tom Perry and Ollie Denning secured third-place finishes.

In the 250m cannon events, the boys comfortably triumphed and the girls were second.


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