Success for the Tiverton Swimming Club at the Interclub Gala

Tiverton Swimming Club has sent 16 of its fastest swimmers to Plymouth Life Center to compete in the 2022 Devon Interclub Gala against eight other county clubs. The day began with the traditional parade of club pennants carried by Micah Partridge and Jodie Dilks.

Tiverton had an exceptional day and came away with the overall bronze medal. For some of the younger swimmers, it was their first time competing in this team event. The swimmers were excited to get back to racing with their friends and had a great time.

The 11 and under team was represented by Evie Harvey, Annabelle Roberts, Josh Holmes and Oliver Smyth, with Evie finishing seventh in the 50m backstroke and eighth in the 50m freestyle. Annabelle was second in the 50m breaststroke and third in the 50m butterfly, Josh was fourth in the 50m freestyle and butterfly while teammate Oliver was sixth in the 50m backstroke and seventh in the 50m breaststroke.

In the 13 and under category, William Harrison, Henry Roberts, Willow Clark and Lotte Declerck were in great form. William was seventh in the 100m backstroke and eighth in the 100m freestyle, Henry was fourth in the 100m breaststroke and butterfly, Willow was eighth in the 100m freestyle and butterfly while Lotte flew and won the first place in the 100m breaststroke and second in the 100m backstroke.

Rose Harrison, Emma Declerck, Noah Thairs and Lewis Gow made up the 15 and under group. They all had a fantastic race with Emma taking second place in the 100m freestyle and backstroke, Rose taking third place in the 100m breaststroke and fourth in the 100m butterfly, Noah was fourth in the 100m butterfly and the backstroke with Lewis claiming fifth place in both the 100m breaststroke and freestyle.



Tiverton Swimming Club have sent 16 of their fastest swimmers to Plymouth Life Center to take part in the 2022 Devon Interclub Gala

The open age group consisted of Jodie Dilks, Gemma Dilks, Micah Partridge, Freddie Brassey-Barlow with help from Noah Thairs. Brilliant performances were put in by Jodie who took first place in the 100m butterfly and breaststroke, Gemma took a well deserved second place in the 200m individual medley, 100m backstroke and freestyle, Micah finished seventh in the 200m individual medley and eighth in the 100m butterfly, Freddie was fifth in the 100m breaststroke and seventh in the 100m freestyle and Noah was seventh in the 100m backstroke.

Next came the 200m team relays which saw third places for the under-11s and under-15s in the mixed medley, with fourth place being the under-13 mixed medley and freestyle. mixed open, and fifth place was won by the mixed medley open. The day ended with the 8 x 50m mixed freestyle including all ages in which Tiverton took a highly respected fifth place.

Head Coach Taff Jones was delighted with the results and was very proud of the team spirit and performance.