Small squad bags big medal haul
Herne Bay Swimming Club took a small team to the Kent Development Gala at Medway Park, Gillingham, and they were rewarded with 28 medals.
Joseph Hayle, 12, was among several swimmers who won two golds. He also took a bronze.
Freddie Wright, 14, won two golds, a silver, and a bronze as well as picking up two finalist medals, while Freddie Evans, 12, won a gold.
Austin Moyes, 12, claimed a bronze and a hat-trick of finalist medals and Hana Allen, 14, won three bronze and two finalist medals. Isabel Barrett won a silver, two bronze medals and a finalist medal, with May Wolffe, 13 adding another bronze.
Tamzin Mullins, 12, Emily Rice, 10, and Joseph Hicks, 12, all won finalist medals.
Other competitors were Thomas Mahoney, Thomas Hayle, Olivia Barrett and Thea Godden.
The City of Canterbury SC continue to hit new heights with all swimmers at the Development Gala at Medway Park improving on their best performances in 35 of the 43 races.
Twenty teams from all over Kent took part in the annual meet and Canterbury took home three bronze medals two of which were won by Cerys Collins, in the 50m breaststroke and 100m butterfly.
Libby Back added the other in the 50m backstroke. Fady Sheta secured enough Fina points to come first and to be invited to the coveted England Programme Swim Camp, attended by Rebecca Adlington and Steve Parry in the past.
The Canterbury squad also included Eva Dash, Victoria Pelczar, Libby Griffin, Millie, Max Hadlow, and Katie Back.
Anyone interested in joining Canterbury is invited to visit their website www.ccscswim. org.uk
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Herne Bay’s squad at the Kent Development Gala at Medway Park, Gillingham
Canterbury’s squad at the Kent Development Gala at Medway Park