Otters in Mint condition

Kendal Mint Gala 2015


Last weekend saw a small group of Otters travel north for a morning of competition in Kendal. Medals came in thick and fast, as did impressive times and plenty of personal best times.

For 9 year old George Wilby this was his first taste of open competition – he did brilliantly and proudly brought home 2 silvers for 50 breast (52.11) and 50 fly (46.34).

Mckenzie Ronson-Horrocks was in fine form, entered 5 events he won an amazing 5 gold medals: 100 free (1.18.41), 50 breast (51.68), 50 fly (44.48 PB), 100 IM (1.30.88 PB) and 100 back (1.31.71).

Jack Collet, (9yrs) performed well with 2 PB’s to take silver for 100 free (38.42) and also 100 IM (1.48.54).

9 year old Anya White had a fruitful morning winning silver for the 50 freestyle, with a 3 second PB, in a time of 40.24. She also took gold for the 100 breast in a time of 2.01.67.

Three of the 10 year old girls also made the trip. Sacha Robb managed 2 PB’s in her 50 free and 50 back, which saw her win gold for 50 back (40.94).

Hannah McMillan bravely took on the 200 IM which saw her take silver in a time of 3.24.99. Hannah also went on to take silver in the100 breast with a PB of 1.52.33.

Maia Bishop put in 2 great swims, 100 breast and 50 back, achieving some good times, whilst giving her plenty more positive experience in competitive swimming.

Two of our older girls equally had a good morning: Lydia Denby (13) put in some good swims which in turn earned her gold for the 200IM and silver for the 100 fly.

Kiera Richmond (12) meanwhile earned medals including gold for the 100 breast, silver for 200 IM (2.55.31 pb ) and 50 free, plus bronze for the 50 back.

Connor White (12) took home a silver for the 50 breast and bronze in the 100 freestyle whilst Matthew Crabtree did extremely well achieving gold for 100 free and 50 breast (41.67 pb ) and two silvers for the 100 IM (1.16.59 pb) and 100 backstroke.

Well done to the all swimmers who took part and not only did themselves proud but our Club also. With a total of 26 medals, an exceptional morning!

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