The South West Age Group Championships 2016 (for swimmers aged 14 and Under) were held at Hengrove in Bristol the weekend of 13th and 14th May. The first weekend round of the Age Group Regional Championships were a huge success for the team. 15 swimmers represented Mount Kelly and won an 13 medals and set seven new Mount Kelly Records:
Three Gold medals won by Ben Holland (1500 Freestyle + 400 I.M) & Kaylee Dekker (50 Fly)
Five Silver medals won by Kaylee Dekker (200 Fly), Jack Plummer (200 Back), Georgina Dennis (400 Freestyle), Bella Hodges (50 Freestyle) & Olivia Lee (200 Breaststroke).
Five Bronze medals won by Jack Plummer (200 I.M + 100 Freestyle), Bella Hodges (100 Back), Georgina Dennis (200 Freestyle) & Kaylee Dekker (50 Freestyle)
Other successful swimmers gaining great personal best times were – Elliot Svensson, Euan Botham, Jamie Brew, Claire Murphy, Charlotte Ray, Sophie Main, Alex Dennis, Jamie Wavre, Amelia Riggott and Izzy Sheil.
New Mount Kelly Records were set by:
11 years Girls: Bella Hodges – 50 Freestyle (29.33) and 200 Freestyle (2.19.98)
Olivia Lee – 200 Breaststroke (2.56.42) and 200 Butterfly (2.48.60)
12 years Boys: Ben Holland – 1500 Freestyle (17.42.83) and 400 Ind. Medley (5.14.71)
13 years Boys: Jack Plummer – 100 Freestyle (57.32)
The next round (days 3 and 4) will be held at Millfield the weekend of 21st/22nd May.
British Junior Elite Triathlon Series (European Junior Qualifier)
Well done to Maia Hawkins and Phoebe Lloyd Evans who competed in the British Elite Junior Triathlon Series in Llanelli recently. This was a qualifier for the European Championships and brought out the best of the best. Maia has another year in this age group and had a terrific race finishing fifteenth overall. Phoebe too had a great race which was her first ever elite race and including drafting and pacing on the bike. Well done to the girls on a great start to the season!