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December 2019 - Scarborough Winter Open A&B graded meet.

Updated: Dec 17, 2019

The weekend of 13/14/15th December saw Scarborough Swim Club host a return of the Scarborough Winter meet in the Everyone Active Sports Village pool. Expanded to cover a full range of events from distance to sprints , there was a chance for younger swimmers to gain confidence and more experienced swimmers to earn Yorkshire County qualifying times for 2020.

Scarborough swimmers 13yr Joseph Moment and 17yr Finnian Hutchinson started the weekend off in impressive style in the boys 800m Freestyle. Powerful swims saw them both gain new personal best times and a qualification each to the Spring Yorkshire 2020 Championships, with the two fastest swims of the evening.

Eleanor Kirby, Madison Elder, Emily Priestley, Martha Calton-Seal and Maisy Smith , also took on this challenging distance event with Maisy Smith storming out the fastest swim for the Scarborough girls and taking the 14yr old A grade Gold medal.

Saturday and Sunday saw 39 Scarborough swimmers earning pleasing new PBs, numerous medals with some gusty swims, energetic poolside dancing at lunchtime and lots of smiles from all. 

For the boys, 13yr Joseph Moment continued to dominate his events securing himself several County qualification times in pleasing new PBs , including an almost 10 sec improvement to his 400m Freestyle , with a time of 4.27.15.

Older brother Samuel Moment, joining him with an improved Yorkshire time for his 200m Breaststroke and several strong races, along with competitive racing from team mates Jack Naylor, who bagged medals in all his events , Maurice Calton-Seal who swam an impressive 400m Freestyle and competitive swimming from Matthew Wilson, with 6 Golds, 2 Silvers and a speeding ticket! and from Yorkshire swimmer Billy Kelly in their events.

The younger boys were also on form. Talented sprinter 10yr Sam Race added a Gold medal to his collection for nearly every one of his 10 entered events and earned himself several Yorkshire Qualifications , with his team mate 11yr Ryan Souter joining him in the medals and improving on his County level Breaststroke times. Strong multiple Gold medal winning swims were also noted from James Draper and Eric Hobkinson , the latter smashing out an impressive 22sec PB in the 100m Butterfly!

Gutsy performances and pleasing new best times were also earned from the the B grade development section with Paolo Messenger delighted to earn a new personal best swim and medal in almost all of his 8 events , he was joined by impressive performances from William Beaumont, Ben Fewster, Main Omran, Jake Prior-Mckie , Shane Prior-Mckie and Liam Wilkin all showing their improving techniques and fitness.

Not to be outdone, the A grade girls were dominating their events with numerous Gold medals between them. 14yr Maisy Smith proving her commitment to training was paying off, by continued her winning streak with more Yorkshire qualifying swims. Her Record breaking Ridings Team mates, Alex Beeson, Georgina Calvert and Rhionne Wilkin also putting in some very competitive performances for their share of Gold medals in the sprint events. 16yr old Caitlin Wilson took a clean sweep of Golds in the middle distance events taking on 400IM, 400m Freestyle and 200IM and Emily Priestley earning 3 Silver medals in her races, with Leona Cornforth claiming medals for her sprint events.

 10yr old Bess Naylor built on her recent impressive success at the Winter Junior Yorkshires, with a full shedule of 50m, 100m & 200m events, picking up the challenge with determination and rewarded with a medal in every event and qualifications to the Spring 2020 Yorkshire Championships.

The younger Scarborough girls also on form in the B grades and taking up the challenge. 12yr old Lexie Atkin continued her recent impressive improvements in both skills and fitness, she took on 11 events and smashed out new personal best times and medals in almost every event! 

Team mate 13yr Madison Elder also impressing with some pleasing new times earning speeding tickets and medals to take her competitively into the A grade swims. 

Saphire Tingle built on her growing confidence and recent success, adding in 100m and 200m events to her sprinting and earning herself new best times and a number of medals. With strong swims also coming from Holly Draper,  Isabelle Towse, Salma Omran, Eleanor Kirby, Hannah Kinsella, Daisy Keightley, Caitlin Dolby, Naomi Canning, Lucy Brown, Hannah Brown and April Bancroft Deans.

Scarborough Swimming Club would like to thank : all the participating clubs who attended the Gala; all the swimmers for providing the highest standard of competition possible; the organisers and committee members for their relentless work in bringing the gala together; coaches, team managers, officials, judges and timekeepers for their commitment and time; the caterers and fundraisers for the endless work; and all the gala volunteers who gave their time to make the weekend run smoothly. All the Sponsors and long term supporters of the Club our gala can only take place because of this support. 

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