Tigershark swimmers wrapped up a very successful three days of competition last weekend by once again producing the most BagCat award winners in the BagCat competition.
Tigershark’s won an incredible 25% of the overall awards up for grabs. They h a swimmer in the top six of each age group with the exception of two and onc again had multiple winners in some age groups. From Back to Front, Left to rig Andrew Smith, Marshall Fitchett, Ben Walker, Luke Morgan, Nathan Kennett, Jasmin Poole, Dina Nejkic, Octavia Durrant, Megan Adamson, Leia Griffiths, Juliet Durrant, Harri Crook, Samuel Morgan, Charlotte Purvis, Alexander Reev James Andrew & Rebecca Maddocks & Miles Farrington (not pictured).
9 year olds Leia Griffiths & Juliet Durrant dominated the age group winning 90% of the events across that age group with Leia taking the top spot and Juliet the runners up position. Harri Crook, James Andrew and Sam Morgan were also in outstanding form to take 2nd, 4th and 6th place respectively in the boys 9 year age group and Alex Reeves snatched 6th place in the 10 year old boys. The 10 year old girls saw a repeat outstanding performance from Dina Nejkic, Megan Adamso & Charlotte Purvis who were a resounding 1, 2 & 3 in their age group while the 11 year olds boys saw Tigershark’s take 4 of the six spots with Miles Farrington, Ben Walker, Andrew Smith and Marshall Fitchett coming in 2, 3, 4 & 6th place. Octavia Durrant swam very well to take 5th place in the 12 year girls and Luke Morgan took 5th place in the 12 year old boys. Jasmin Poole and Nathan Kennett produced great swims to take 6th place in their 13 year age groups. Rebecca Maddocks had a great run of swims in the Youth competition to take 2nd place in the 14 year old girl’s age group.
For the third year running Tigershark’s have seen the most BagCat swimmers receive awards in the overall BagCat competition and to date have seventeen of their swimmers qualified for ASA South West Regional competition in 2014. An outstanding performance from our 9-14 year olds.
Meanwhile the Youth competition came to a close with Sean Purvis (pictured right) winning the Junior Championship title in every event he entered. This is an outstanding achievement for any swimmer and shows the incredible diversity this young man has to swim from 50m to 1500m in all strokes. Purvis also featured in many of the Senior Championship presentations. Bethany Wakefield and Rebecca Cook also had a great youth competition where Beth Wakefield was crowned Junior Champion in the 100m, 200m and 400m FC and Rebecca Cook in the 800m FC and 400m IM. Both girls also took places in the senior championships. Oliver Howitt produced outstanding Breaststroke swims to feature in the Junior Championships and Ben Edwards did the same in the Backstroke events to feature in the Senior Championships. Sophie Roberts was still well into the mix in the Backstroke and Freestyle events in the Senior Championship awards as was Elliot Willoughby, Emily Weston, Conor Keye, Rebecca Maddocks, Jasmin Poole, Abi Cook & Lisa Cowley in Junior and Senior Championship awards.
A great year for Tigershark’s swimmers in the 2014 Wiltshire Championship and Age Group competitions.