Club open meet goes swimmingly

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SWIMMERS at a city club have been celebrating after another successful Open Meet.

Bletchley and District Swim Club were hosting their eighth Annual Licensed Open Meet at Aqua Vale Leisure Centre last Saturday and invited more than 200 swimmers from 11 clubs to join the 35 competitive swimmers from Bletchley.

Head coaches, Phil Powell and Leigh Wright praised the dedication and positive attitude of their squad and said it contributed to some ‘outstanding results’.

The day produced 111 personal best swims, 26 first places, nine second places and 16 third places.

However, it was not just the coaches at Bletchley who were thrilled with the results as the swimmers were equally delighted.

They included the club’s 2011 team captain Callum Tierney, who won the 100 metres Mens Freestyle swimming in a very fast time of under a minute.

For years Bletchley Swimming Club has strived to develop individual athletes so that they can achieve their very best while still enjoying the sport.

Eloise Bywater, aged nine, of Tattenhoe said: “I had a great time with my friends at the swimming meet as well as competing in the water.”

Eloise was one of the many successful swimmers on the day with two firsts, one second and one third.

Special mentions also goes to 15-year-old Beena Patel, Anish Patel, 12 and Guy Bowdleer, also 12 who were all competing in their first Open Meet.

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