|LODDON WHITE DOLPHIN SWIMMING CLUB|
E.White, DLC (Hons), ASA Staff Tutor
JUNIOR GALA 2012
|Report: LODDON WHITE DOLPHINS SWIMMING CLUB ANNUAL JUNIOR GALA|
|held on Saturday 3rd March 2012 at Hobart High School, Kittens Lane, Loddon|
LODDON WHITE DOLPHINS MAKE A SPLASH!
Top marks to Hobart High School pool for hosting Loddon White Dolphin Juniors' annual gala. Club Chairman, Mark Stone, praised the courage and confidence shown by the 6-9 year olds who turned out for, what was for many of the youngsters, a first gala. The sparkling newly restored pool provided the perfect venue to show off swimming skills; proud parents and supporters were rewarded with an afternoon full of anticipation and excitement.
6 Year Olds
Strong performances from Rohan Chauhan and Lola Dunlop ensured both gained double firsts in their respective boys' and girls' freestyle and backstroke races. Boys' freestyle saw Felix Parsley, Joel Cuskeran and Ethan Porter battle for second, third and fourth place. Joel went on to secure second in backstroke. Ellie Bishop, Lauren Harlow and Eve Storey fought for girls' freestyle second, third and fourth place. Lauren gained second in backstroke, Kate Humphries third and Lucy Yardy fourth.
Trophy Awards: 'Swimmer of the Year' Joel Cuskeran; 'Michael Hogarth for Tenacity' Lauren Harlow; 'Good Effort' Ellie Bishop and Eve Storey.
7 Year Olds
Jack Blackman and Oscar Albow produced some exciting swimming taking boys' freestyle and backstroke first and second places. Sam Walker secured freestyle third with Richi Kirby fourth. Richi went on for backstroke third with Lewis Hill fourth. Girls' front crawl went to Millie Newton. Isabella Dye was second, Katie Hamilton third and Isabelle Brown fourth. Katie and Millie swam stroke-by-stroke to produce close first and second backstroke places followed by Isabelle Brown third and Isabella Dye fourth. Good gala performances from Abby Harper-Bourne, Alisha Solgun, Amelia Stephen, Eleanor Wilkinson & Luke Carter.
Trophy Awards: 'Improvement thro Enthusiasm' Isabelle Brown, 'Most Improved Girl' Eleanor Wilkinson; 'Good Effort' Isabella Dye & Amelia Stephen.
8 Year Olds
A noisy and atmospheric girls' backstroke race saw Emily Matthews touch just ahead of Imogen Baker. Emily repeated the performance by pipping ahead of the unlucky Imogen in front crawl with hard-fought third and fourth places going to Freya Davy and Keelie Matthewson. Breaststroke went to Grace Battisson. A close boys' front crawl was won by Alex Carver. James Humphries and Tom Caston wrestled for second and third place with Joshua Field fourth. James produced a strong backstroke to touch ahead of Toby Clark, while barely a breath separated Billy Folkard and Joshua Field for third and fourth place. Cameron English secured breaststroke. Good performances from Lucy Day, Faye Huggett-Thompson, Emily Storey, Emily Yardy, Harry Browne, Jack Norton, Lewis Rumsby and Hayden Summerfield.
Trophy Awards: 'Tenacity & Determination' Faye Huggett-Thompson, 'Stone's for Positive Attitude' Lucy Day; 'Hard Work & Effort Dolphin' Freya Davy; 'Good Effort' Grace Battisson, Tom Caston, Keelie Matthewson & Jack Norton.
9 Year Olds
Abigail Wood pulled away on the third length to win girls' backstroke with Maisy Lane taking a hard fought second. Maisy later secured an excellent front crawl first and Katherine Hayes breaststroke first. James Jenkins showed a great example of boys' butterfly to take first and also swam a close backstroke to take another first place with Billy Littlewood a close second, Samuel Verhulst third and Zac Doggett fourth. Zac pulled away mid-way through front crawl with Billy Littlewood taking second place.
Trophy Awards: 'Trys Hard' Billy Littlewood; 'Progress & Effort through the Year' Samuel Verhulst; 'Good Effort' Zac Doggett, Abigail Wood. Gala Lifeguards: Matt Day, Faith Jennison, Naomi Church, Libby Day, Rachel Organ, Bethany Clarry. Runners: Marie Taylor, Tamara Spooner and Lauren Gray.
If you are aged 3-18 and interested in joining White Dolphin's please ring Daphne Hawes t. 01502 677487 or Pam Stone t. 01508 538555. All abilities welcome.