Exeter Open sharpens some of Truro's best ready for the County Championships ...
Truro City Swimming club took six of their top swimmers to the January Exeter City level one swimming meet, held at Millfield School's 50 meter pool in Somerset over the weekend. This competition leading up to the February and March county championships will have given these swimmers a taste of swimming at a high level to sharpen up their competitive spirits.
Top spot on this occasion must go to Luc Hesdon. Fourteen year old Luc Hesdon pulled out a personal best time in the 100meters freestyle long course in a time of 59.35 seconds. This is Luc's first time under the minute barrier in a long course pool. Luc's 200m freestyle time of 2.11.65 was a very credible time these times take him ever nearer to his national qualifying times needed to attend the National ASA Championships in the future.
On the Friday evening Luc swam the 1500 meters in which he won the bronze medal. National swimmer Kay de Courcy who is on the Amateur Swimming Associations England Talent Program, had her work cut out with the 800meters freestyle with a time of 9.46:34 Kay easily took the gold in her age group by nearly a whole minute. After this event Kay then took on six more swims over the next two days and took a further 2 gold's a silver and bronze medal in her other races.
National swimmer Josie Williams, as with all the swimmers came of off a frozen Christmas break where the training was very interrupted and not ideal, to pull out her best long course 100m freestyle swim of the season with a time of 1.02.63. With a personal best time in the 100m butterfly 1.13.97 a very good time of 2.15.31 in the 200m freestyle Josie won four bronze medals in her five events.
Nicola Russell pulled out some good results from a schedule of six events with many seasons best times.
Mesha Wardman won silver in her age group in the 200meters individual medley and a bronze medal in the 100meters breaststroke. Youngest swimmer of the small group of swimmers from Truro City swimming club was the very talented Dominic Goodwin. His best result came in the 50m backstroke with a gold medal and a time of 36.53. Dominic ended the weekend with two silver and a gold medal and a big smile on his face .
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