Ashbourne Swimming Club Win 24 Medals!

Ashbourne & District Swimming Club took 15 of their swimmers to the City of Derby Open Meet swimming gala on Saturday 2nd July at the Queen’s Leisure Centre, Derby. Of those 15 swimmers 11 won at least one medal with a total of 24 medals won by Ashbourne swimmers!


Gold medals won by:
Keira Lee – Girls 10yrs 50m Butterfly
Edward Carroll – Boys 10yrs 50m Breaststroke 
Katie Taylor – Girls 14yrs 100m Breaststroke and 100m Individual Medley
Charlie Scotcher – Boys 14yrs 100m Breaststroke
Paul Haswell – Boys 15yrs 100m Backstroke, 100m Individual Medley and 100m Freestyle

Silver medals won by:
Lucy Carroll – Girls 13yrs 100m Breaststroke
Matthew Moody – Boys 14yrs 100m Breaststroke and 100m Butterfly
Paul Haswell – Boys 15yrs 100m Butterfly

For results including times download files at the bottom of the page or full results

It was the first open meet gala for Tamsin Carrol aged 9 who took part in the 50m breaststroke and freestyle races for her age group and did really well beating her own personal best time by 4 seconds in the freestyle race. Another brilliant performance was by Ellie Tarr, for whom it was also her first open meet. Ellie came 10th in the girls 11yrs 100m Breaststroke, taking 12 seconds off her PB.

Other notable swims were from Anna Poyser (age 10) who took over 6 seconds off her 50m breaststroke PB, Eleanor Torpey (age 12) took 9s off her 100m IM PB, Imogen Scotcher (age 10) also took 9s off her 100m IM PB, Jessica Kaul (age 11) took an amazing 20s off her 100m backstroke to take 5th place, Kate Haswell came 3rd in the girls 12yrs 100m backstroke, William Carrol got a medal for 4th place in the boys 12yrs 100m IM and took 6s off his PB and Holly Herring, Girl Captain, achieved a bronze medal and a PB for 3rd in the girls 15yrs and over, 100m breaststroke.

The coaches were extremely proud of their swimmers whom swam a total of 45 races in 41 of which PBs were smashed! This was a great performance from Ashbourne swimmers who cheered each other on from the pool side with a great team spirit. All this from a team currently without a Head Coach. The team are actively seeking a new Head Coach and would love to hear from anyone who is interested in leading this team of dedicated coaches and swimmers. Full details of the vacant coach’s position can be found here.

If you think you’ll like to give swimming a go, compete in galas and win medals, then why not come along and try out for Ashbourne Swimming Club? The next try outs will be held the first week in September. The Club is run independently of the leisure centre and is a non- profit making organisation. 

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11 Jul 2016, 04:26