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Youth sport - swimming: Champions remain on track for treble
SWIM Bournemouth’s quest for a third consecutive Southern Junior League title remains firmly on track after a resounding second round victory.
The defending champions and league leaders recorded 33 wins and 12 second places at Parkstone’s Rossmore pool, where they finished out of the top two only four times in 49 events.
Even Swim Bournemouth B’s team recorded one win and six second places in the same gala.
Aimie Quarrie, Amy Brown, Hermione Cull, Ella-Rose Bowman, Izzy Hepburn and Trevin Michelo were all double winners for the A team.
Quarrie won the 9yrs 50m backstroke and butterfly with Denise Nettley winning the freestyle in the same age group.
Brown won the 10yrs 50m backstroke and breaststroke with Cull winning the butterfly and freestyle in this age group.
The girls’ 11yrs events also produced a clean sweep as Bowman won the 50m backstroke and butterfly and Hepburn the freestyle and breaststroke.
The girls’ 12yrs events saw a win apiece from Abbie Quarrie (50m freestyle), Abbie Manns (50m breaststroke) and Fran Gallimore (50m backstroke).
Michelo’s wins came in the 12yrs 50m butterfly and backstroke.
The boys’ 10yrs category brought wins from Ajay Coombes in the 50m breaststroke and Drew McGregor in the 50m freestyle.
Oliver Fairman added maximum points in the 11yrs 50m breaststroke.
- Seagulls managed second place at Rossmore despite fielding a severely under-strength team due to injuries and the school half-term.
The Christchurch club’s results included seven race wins, three club records and 26 personal best times.
Isaac Ellis was a triple winner, taking the 9yrs 50m freestyle and butterfly in 35.72 and 38.12 and the 10/u 50m butterfly in 38.78.
Max Weeks won the 12/u 50m freestyle and breaststroke in 28.75 and 40.31.
Other winners were Anashe Chisadza in the 12/u 50m butterfly (33.44) and Nathan Gerrard in the boys’ 11/u 50m fly (37.03).
Emma Fletcher swam six races, including three consecutively, and achieved three PBs.
- Nine-year-old Robbie Hem-mings (pictured right) contribut-ed to three wins for Poole, who were also below strength.
He won the 9yrs and 10/u 50m backstroke and led off 9yrs medley relay team-mates William Longhurst, Ryan Openshaw and Beau Avery. Longhurst himself won the 9yrs 50m breaststroke.
Morgan Hiles was a double winner, taking the boys’ 11/u 50m backstroke and freestyle.
Teagan-Mae Graham, Emily Jeffries, Olivia Kemp and Kate McKenna won the 12yrs freestyle relay for Poole.
Result: 1 Swim Bournemouth A 227, 2 Seagulls 170, 3 Poole 160, 4 Swim Bournemouth B 116.
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