Gearey and Heeks among the golds in Birmingham

First published in Sport

PERSHORE Swimming Club sent an eight-strong squad to the City of Birmingham open meet, claiming three gold medals, three silvers and two bronzes.

William Gearey, 11, lowered existing Midland qualifying times and set personal bests while winning the 50-metre backstroke (35.37 seconds) and 50m freestyle (29.38).

Gearey added silvers in the 100m freestyle (one minute 04.56 seconds) and 200m individual medley (2.43.08) as well as a bronze in the 200m breaststroke (3.07.59).

He also swam pbs in the 100m butterfly and 200m freestyle.

Patrick Heeks, 10, secured another Midland qualifying time with gold in the 200m backstroke (2.49.62).

Heeks also grabbed bronze in the 100m butterfly (1.27.81) and was close to another district time in the 100m freestyle.

Tamara Marsden, nine, took home silver in the 400m freestyle in 7.20.33, knocking 25 seconds off her pb.

She produced pbs in the 200m and 50m breaststroke, 200m individual medley and 50m freestyle.

Alexandra Barry, 10, had a string of pbs, including the 50m butterfly, 100m backstroke, individual medley, butterfly and freestyle and 400m freestyle.

Isobel Cumming, 11, opted to swim the longer distances, setting a new pb in the 800m freestyle.

Charlotte Downey, 11, smashed pbs in the 50m backstroke, 400m, 100m and 50m freestyle and 200m breaststroke, individual medley and backstroke.

Amelia Gearey, nine, clocked a big pb in the 200m backstroke and impressed in the 50m breaststroke.

Naomi Marsden, 11, notched pbs in the 100m and 50m freestyle and 200m and 50m breaststroke.


Post a comment

Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree