Well another Sunday and another swimming pool!! We are at the, Worcestershire County Swimming Association, Inter Club County Relay Championsips 2014, held at Wolverhampton Central Baths.
It never ceases to amaze me when I look around these pools and see the numbers of incredible young people who train so hard to represent themselves, their club, the county, the region and even for some their country!
We hear so many negative comments about the youngsters of today, but one visit to any one of these events would re assure the sceptics in the country that there are many wonderful young people growing up in the U.K.
Of course these young people could not get themselves to training sessions or events and that is where the army of parents, grandparents and friends pull together and in the course of a year drive many miles. Another demonstration of one of the great things going on in this country.
I am sure that the powers that be at Worcestershire County Swimming Association, whose officials work tirelessly to organise and facilitate these events, must be proud of the large numbers of swimmers and spectators who turn out week in week out at these events.
To see the enthusiasm and hear the support is wonderful, we are very lucky to be able to witness this on a regular basis, and who knows one of these young people may one day be an Olympian! However if they never go any further we should all be incredibly proud of them!!
See you all soon at another hot pool!!
This year’s Inter County Gala found us in the 2nd division and as far away from the pool action as we could possibly get. The team made the decision that they were going to do their bests to get back up to the 1st division and find ourselves a better place to watch and cheer the team on.
This was successfully achieved and next year we will be back in the first division, with the new target of staying there. We also won the Midland Counties Cup back again from Warwickshire.
The swimmers all had excellent swims gaining many personal bests. Their behaviour was excellent and it was a pleasure to be with them.
The coaches for the weekend were Pete Carey and Alex Dallimore.
|Jacob Darby, John McMahon, Kate Morrice , Ashley Markell, Jack Simpson, Chloe Finich, Mark Laing, Lily Merrell, Isabell Griffiths, Brittany Horton, Molly Miley, Megan Willetts, James Cuthbert, Megan Moss, Megan Tinsdale, Nathan Wallace , Hugo Lemar, Abbie Rowley, Michael Adair, Ruth Hadley, Sam Osbourne, Braiden Hartles, James Marsh, Harriet Andous Fountain .Officials: Carol Robins, Sue Beatrup.Team Manger: Marion Bench and Trixie Pulsford.Alan Barlett from The Management Board sent his congratulations to the team. Viv Hewitt President of West Midlands was present at the Gala and sent her congratulations to the team.
Bernard Simkins County President was unable to attend.
The entry files are now available.
Electronic Entry Files
Results from the 3 Counties gala can be found here…
Gloucestershire won the trophy with Staffordshire 2nd and Worcestershire 3rd.
County relays programme now available.