SEAGULLS’ Eve Goldsack hit top form to collect medals of every colour and a string of club records at the Aquae Sulis Open Meet in Bristol’s 50m Hengrove Pool.
The 14-year-old lowered club records in every age group from 14yrs to senior level as she won the 100 and 200m freestyle in long-course times of 1:00.33 and 2:12.16.
She completed her medal set with silver in the 200m butterfly (2:30.74) and bronze in the 100m butterfly (1:09.04) and 400m freestyle (4:42.97).
The 100m butterfly time also earned her another hat-trick of club records.
Ten-year-old Nathan Gerrard won two medals of each colour – gold in the 50 and 200m breaststroke (44.13 and 3:25.57), silver in the 50 and 200m backstroke (38.04 and 2:54.41) and bronze in the 50m butterfly and 200m medley (38.04 and 3:01.45).
Maisie Gormley, 14, returned to win silver in the 50m backstroke in 33.12.
Ten-year-old Nysasha Chisadza won double bronze in 50m backstroke (40.72) and 200m freestyle (2:54.91).
Bronze also went to 12-year-old Amy Mills in the 400m medley (5:51.06).
Andrew Botros lowered his own 200m butterfly club record as he finished as the third-fastest 15-year-old in the 15-16 age group in both that and the 200m medley.
Max Weeks, swimming in his first long-course meet, was the fastest 11- year-old in three 11-12yrs events while Zoe Gannaway was in the top three 13-year-olds in three 13-14yrs events.
Seagulls swimmers lowered their long-course PBs 75 times 110 events.
Swim Bournemouth’s Rosie Holland won three medals at Bristol – silver in the 200m breaststroke and bronze in the 50m breaststroke and, thanks to a 12-second PB, the 200m medley.
Bronze also went to Ben Wickens in the 50m butterfly (28.09) and Henry Stanbrook with a three-second PB of 1:06.73 in the 100m backstroke.
Other Swim Bournemouth highlights included Matt Collins breaking the minute-barrier for the first time in a 50m pool, Blaize Kenny knocking 22 seconds off his 400m freestyle PB, Lisa Du Toit achieving four regional times and Abbie Quarrie and Issy Hepburn both recording several best times.
Kenny, meanwhile, won two gold and four silver medals in multi-disability events while competing in the South East Regional Disability Champion-ships at Southampton – all in personal best times.
- Dorset Novice League champions Poole remain on course for a third consecutive title following a 33-point victory margin in their second round gala at Christchurch.
It was also Poole’s eighth consecutive gala win in an unbeaten run in this competition that dates back to the beginning of 2012.
Poole’s 18 wins included six in relays.
Individual winners were: 10/u Louis Dunning 50m free, Dan Newman 25m fly, Ryan Openshaw 50m breast; 11/u Lucy Steele 50m back, Alastair Ferguson 50m back; 12/u Ben Cutbush 50m fly, Liam Openshaw 50m breast, Alice Foster, 50m free, James Ashton 50m free; 14/u Robbie Hemmings 50m back, Jordan Brodie 50m fly, Isabelle Taylor 50m free.
Result: 1 Poole 189, 2 Clayesmore 156, 3 Weymouth 136, 4 Seagulls 134, 5 Bridport Barracudas 128, 6 Blandford 89.
- Swim Bournemouth recorded five wins as they came second at Dorchester.
Winners were Joss Esposti (50m back), Amy Quarrie (25m fly), Jess Larner (50m back), Milo Treloar (50m back) and the relay team of Holly Earley, Jacob Larner, Florence Bates and Jack Channon.
- Poole's Jacob Peters and Madison Kemp have been invited to join England talent camps later this month and in September following their performances at national age group championships and other competitions.
Peters, 13, has already attended one camp in October after coming fourth in the 12yrs 200m backstroke at the age groups last July.
This included not only an analysis of his swimming but land training, discussions on nutrition and an assessment of his physique.
“Each limb, joint and his overall height were thoroughly measured and they came out covered in pen marks,” said his mum, Rachael Peters.
“These children will be tracked by the England talent group and all information kept on a database.”
Peters will be unable to attend this month’s camp, as he is already committed to a Poole club camp in Cyprus.
But team-mate Kemp, 15, will be attending after being added to the list.
Both hope to attend the September camp.