Swimmers aged 8 to 11 from Witney, Wantage, Henley, Lindslade, Wycombe and Oxford took to the pool at the Windrush Centre for the Witney & District Swimming Club’s Development Relay Gala.
The young raging bulls all worked well as a team and were seen supporting their fellow swimmers and chanting the clubs anthem throughout the 3 hours of the competition. The team spirit was strong within the group of twenty-seven swimmers and the tactical selection from coaches Liz Basterfield and Lizzy Oliver pushed the team of swimmers to a total of seven 1st places, eleven 2nd places and twelve 3rd places over 49 individual and relay events. Finishing 2nd (185 points) out of the six clubs and behind Wycombe who took home the winners shield (235 points).
Contributing to the points total were Tristan Dennis (four 1st, three 2nd and two 3rd places) Scarlett Shorter (three 2nd and four 3rd places), Emma Sherwood (two 1st, three 2nd, three 3rd places), Cameron Middleton (one 1st, one 2nd and two 3rd places), Ben Harkness (one 1st, two 2nd and two 3rd places), David Feng (two 1st and one 3rd place), Jessica Bagley (one 1st, one 2nd and one 3rd place), Erin Banerman (three 3rd places), Florence Salmon (one 2nd and three 3rd places), Sophie Litchfield (two 3rd places), Deniz Kocak (one 2nd and two 3rd places), Luca Robinson Cortes (one 1st and three 3rd places), Louie Ashton (one 1st and one 3rd place), Reuben John (two 2nd and one 3rd place), Jude Prichard (three 2nd and two 3rd places), Kaddy Chandler (one 2nd and one 3rd place), Harry Jones (two 3rd places), Arsham Abyaneh (one 3rd place), Alison Gannon (two 2nd places), Gabriel Richmond (one 1st place), Taya Luckett (one 2nd and one 3rd place), Lily Cooke (one 2nd place), Isabella Kenny (one 3rd place), Aleksander Ustic, Adam Readman, Madison Morton Taylor and Lily Carlin.
Thank you to all the volunteers, Officials and Team Managers that helped out at this great gala.