Members of the Bridlington Swimming Club attended the SaDSA Championships which took place at the Scarborough pool.
With some fantastic swims they achieved new personal bests along with a huge haul of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. Oliver Tootle managed a fantastic haul of four Gold and two Silver medals. Lauren Wrightson achieved another fantastic three Golds along with a Bronze. Hannah Dunn achieved two Golds and three Silvers. Nathaniel Horner netted four Golds and a Bronze and Lewis Hart took two Golds and a Bronze.
BASC Swimmers achieved 44 personal best times. Congratulations to all who competed and a special well done to SaDSA Champions for 2018: Nathaniel Horner (13 years) – 100m Free, 200m IM, 100m Fly & 50m Fly, Oliver Tootle (9 years) – 200m IM and 100m back, Mickey Wall (11 years) – 50m Fly and 100m.
On the 1st & 2nd December Charlie Coulam competed at the Para Nationals, Manchester.
Charlie had a very positive weekend and on the Saturday he achieved a 100m freestyle bronze PB, 200m Individual Medley silver, 50m freestyle silver and 100m backstroke bronze. To complete the weekend, on the Sunday he achieved 400m freestyle bronze PB and 100m Butterfly silver PB.
Charlie’s mum, Rachel Coulam said: ‘What a fantastic 2 day event….Charlie’s para coaches have said that he has improved his technique.” Charlie is now looking ahead to competing in March in the national championships in Liverpool.
The Bridlington Swimming Club Championships took place over four evening sessions. Competitors took part in individual heats, winning dozens of trophies and medals.
These event places also gained points which placed them in contention for the club’s annual trophies.
Lauren Wrightson’s mum, Kara Wrightson said: ‘We are so proud of our superstar. Eight days, and a total of 13 medals, 3 golds, 1 silver, 6 bronze, three 4th place.”
Oliver Tootle’s dad, Mark Tootle added: “Four evenings of our swimming club championships came to an end tonight. First place in all nine events and another Yorkshire qualifying time to cross off the list. More shelving needed, or maybe a trophy room.”
Bridlington Swimming Club Presentation night took place in December at the CYP. Swimmers were awarded with the club Champion, Runner-up cups and the Open event cups.
The buffet was provided by Charlotte Shipley from Field & Forage, disco provided by East Coast Sounds and raffle prizes donated by local business’ and club supporters. Rachel Coulam, Vice Chairman said: “A big thank you to all that played a part in making the event possible and a night to remember.”
Bridlington Swimming Club visited Santa at Tesco (pictured) and picked up donated prizes for the swimming club raffle. The group would like to thanks both Santa and Tesco for their generous donation.