Small squad bags big medal haul


Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Sport -

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 web­site­sc­swim.

Pic­ture: Andy Jones FM4819008

James Tred­well is set to put on the foot­ball boots for a trib­ute match

Herne Bay’s squad at the Kent De­vel­op­ment Gala at Med­way Park, Gilling­ham

Can­ter­bury’s squad at the Kent De­vel­op­ment Gala at Med­way Park

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