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A great evening was had by the fantastic turn out at the Ware Swimming Club, Portch Memorial Christmas Gala. As usual Ware ran two teams: team Holly and team Ivy and this year competed against teams from Hertford, Hoddesdon and Welwyn. In a closely fought contest team Holly won with 210.5 points and edged out Hertford with 181.5, Hoddesdon with 125, Welwyn with 117, team Ivy also had some fine performances and finished the gala in 5th place with 90 points. In total there were 18 individual first places, including 2 new club records for Callum Cox U12 50m backstroke (37.07) and Alice Quinn Open 100m backstroke (1.12.10). There were 12 relay wins, four of which were new relay records: U12 boys 4x25 medley 1.13.58 (Callum Cox, Thomas Liddiard, Archie Rann and Harry Kent) and freestyle 1.05.91 (Archie Rann, Thomas Liddiard, Harry Kent and Callum Cox), U14 girls 4x25 medley 1.10.58 (Victoria George, Alice Field, Polly Watson and Katie Swindle) breaking the record held since March 2011, and U16 girls 4x50 medley 2.30.60 (Katie Egerton, Alice Field, Annabel Readman and Anais Nicolas) notably this record had been held since March 2010. On the club representation front the following all clocked up significant milestones with Kimberley Gibb, Matthew Willetts and Patrick Healy completing their first gala for the club, while Thomas Liddiard clocked up his 20th. Many thanks to the coaches, officials and helpers for giving up their time. For full details and all other results log into the members area.
The club will be running the 3:30 - 4:30 training session today (Sunday 10th December). Any swimmer who trains in the 3:30 to 4:30 or 4:30 to 5:30 session is welcome to attend but please only come if it is safe to do so.
Further updates will be provided for training next week.
Time trials for any new swimmers will also still take place.