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What a phenomenal weekend at Dorchester for Wareham SC!!

50 medals and 3rd overall visiting team on points.

In alphabetical surname order:

Austin returned from illness on day 2 with a solid 200m Brst, enough to claim Gold in 3:24! He also PB'd in the 50m Freestyle taking 4th in 33.75!

Tanya medalled in every event she entered: Gold in the 200m IM on PB time 2:43, strong swim. Silver in 50m Bk with an incremental PB 35.10 looking smooth. Silver in the 100m Free with an interesting swim... 1:08.33. Gold in the 50m Fly with a 31.44 PB, 4 hundredths off of a Regional QT. Gold in the 200m Brst in 2:57, a measured performance. Racking up the silverware!!

Spencer took Bronze in the 100m Brst in 1:35.45, a huge 8 second PB! He also took Bronze in the 100m IM in 1:23.57, a 6 second PB this time! 50m Fly, 50m Bk and 100m Free all PB's also!!

Cameron Browning smashed his 100m Free in 1:24.50, a massive 21 second PB!!

Archie had 4 PB swims, taking Bronze in the 100m Bk in 1:30.95! 50m Free in 33.88, 100m Free in 1:17.85 and 50m Bk in 40.72.

Madison medalled in all 4 of her events, narrowly missing PB's but strong early block swims nonetheless. Gold in 50m Free 28.16. Silver in 100m Bk 1:13.70. Gold in 100m IM 1:14.28 and Gold in 50m Brst with 36.93 and winner of the HOT HEAT!!!

Issy Holmes looked great in her 50m Bk to claim Gold in 33.89, fractionally off her PB from Dorset Champs. She also took Bronze in the 200m Bk in 2:46!

Evie earned her first open meet medal with a brilliant Silver in the 50m Fly in 42.31, a PB too! She also swam a fantastic 100m Free to PB by 7 seconds in 1:26.36!!

Chloe built some valuable Open Meet experience with 2 good swims, PBing in her 50m Fly in 42.30.

Callum Mcdermott had a 50/50 split of PB's 2/4 events. 50m Fly 32.00 PB. 100m Brst 1:21.44, just outside. 50m Bk not quite a PB but Silver in 34.57. His 100m Free finished things off well with a 1:06.09 PB!

Ella Mckay joined Issy as a Backstroke Queen this weekend, taking a medal in both of her best strokes' events. 50m Bk was a superb 3 second PB of 35.83, taking a well deserved Bronze! Clearly on form, Ella hit a 1:20.65 in the 100m Bk, a PB of 4 seconds earning another Bronze! She maintained her perfect 100% PB record with great swims in the 50m Free 32.69 and 100m Free 1:12.70!!

Addy Miller was one of the busiest swimmers of the weekend, entering 8 events. She smashed PB's in 6 of them! 200m IM 3:26. 100m Free 1:22.39. 50m Fly 45.10. 50m Free 35.73. 100m Bk 1:33.81 aaaand 200m Free in 3:00.40, a massive 16 second PB!!

Matt Mitchell showed off some scintillating speed on the 50m Bk to claim Bronze in 33.79! 100m Brst was a strong swim, just missing a Regional CT in a new PB time of 1:22.01 and taking Silver! 50m Fly just outside PB and edged off the podium into 4th 33.21. Matt looking forward to turning his attention to Long Course racing now!

Freya gained some more racing experience in her 2 swims, narrowly missing PB's but working hard on race skills.

Morgan wasn't feeling 100% but battled on and swam regardless just missing PB's but still representing the club proudly.

Hester showed great Backstroke improvement this weekend, obviously getting tips from Issy and Ella. She claimed Bronze in the 50m Bk in 33.14 a new PB!! 100m Bk was also a strong PB of 1:13.21, just missing the podium. Better finishes could see her chop chunks more time off of those too! 100m Free Silver in a new PB of 1:03.31, Gold in the 50m Free with 28.97 and Gold in the 100m IM in 1:17.22!!

James Munday only had 2 races but he smashed them both!! 50m Fly a huge 3 second PB going 32.84! 100m Free a 2 second PB of 1:06.40!! Great Captains performance!!

Sophie gained some more racing experience outside of Wareham in her 100m Brst, narrowly missing her PB but racing tough.

Jagoda looked strong in one of her first Open Meets, taking PB's in both of her events: 50m Free 38.68 and 50m Brst 50.11!!

Maja matched her sister with PB's in both of her events also! 50m Fly 39.55 and 50m Free 35.80!!

Asha put in 3 solid Captain's Swims, taking medals in 2 events: 100m IM 1:27.48 Bronze! aaaand 50m Brst 43.95 Silver!!

Jacy had to pull out of her races due to injury but was a great personality to have around and raised everyone's spirits with her brilliant attitude!!

Tayo smashed all of her 5 swims, going 5/5 100% PB rate!! 50m Free 39.92, 100m Bk 1:43.31. 200m Brst 4:07. 100m IM 1:47.91 and 50m Brst 53.07!! That's how it's done!!

Alex Peaty was dominant across the weekend, claiming medals in all of his 7 events and holding up an impressive 72.5% PB rate! 50m Fly Silver in 30.76. 100m Brst Silver in 1:20.76, a 3 second PB! 50m Bk Bronze in 33.64. 100m Free Silver in 1:02.50, shaving a small PB! 100m Fly Gold in 1:09.33, an awesome 3.5 second PB and Regional CT! 50m Free 27.77 a new PB and Gold!! 100m Bk 1:13.18 a new PB and Silver medal!! Great improvement all round over the last couple of months for Alex!!

Sam Richman stunned the crowd with his 400m Freestyle, going out in a 32 for the first 50m, certainly a brave start but managed to hold around 40 sec 50m splits to crack a huge 24 sec PB with a 5:11. His 50m Fly continued the party with a 2 second PB of 32.11 and winning the HOT HEAT!!

Dan Spencer took 2 PB's out of 2 no sweat. 50m Free 35.88 and 50m Brst 44.02!!

Tom Spencer took his 50m Fly PB down to 32.52 and claimed a Silver medal!! 50m Free getting another sub 29 under his belt with 28.97 and Gold!! 100m IM yet another Gold with a new PB of 1:16.80!! A mighty haul for Tom, great improvement over the past year!

Ethan wasn't playing any games as he took PB's in 5/5 events. The highlight was a Bronze in the 200m Free in 3:02.46!! 50m Bk 41.61, a 3 sec PB! 100m Free 1:20.38, huge 6 second PB! 50m Free 35.16, 3 second PB looking smooth. 100m Bk 7 second PB of 1:31.14!!

Poppy was not messing around either with 4/4 PB's! A brilliant Bronze in the 100m IM 1:30.35! 50m Bk 3 second PB 38.47, 100m Free 1:22.33 and 50m Brst 46.22!

Harley has not been feeling A1 of late so missed all but 1 of his Saturday races. What a race that 1 was though! 50m Bk Gold in 34.16, a stunningly fast time for his age, setting a new Club Record!! Sunday saw Harley return for 2 events and 2 more Golds! 50m Brst 43.17, a new PB and Regional CT! Aaaand 100m IM a very impressive 1:22.83!

Lexie, not to be outdone by her brother, took 4 medals of her own! 200m IM Gold 3:35.80, a massive 24 second PB!! 50m Bk 44.66, not her best swim but good enough for Bronze. 100m Free 1:26.29 and Silver in a big 8 second PB! 50m Brst yet another Gold in 54.80!! 100% medal rate for the Taylors!

Martha had 2 strong swims, 100m Free 1:27.06, a 4 second PB! and 50m Free 39.08, a 2 second PB, breaking 40 for the first time!

Callum Way shaved some time off of his 50m Free to go 29.78! 50m Brst 39.01, a little off PB. 100m IM 1:17.10, taking 4th just missing the podium.

Millie rolled up to the pool shades on and smashed out 3 PB's: 50m Free 35.55, 100m Bk 1:30.46 and 50m Brst 48.20. In her 200m Brst and 100m IM she was only hundredths off of her PB's, great Sunday showing for Millie after great success for her and her Leweston team at the National Biathlon event in Crystal Palace on Saturday!

Ruby turned a corner on her Butterfly, destroying her old 50m Fly PB by 2 seconds to go 35.62! 200m IM, 50m Bk and 100m Free just a little off of her best times.

Lily was one of the heroes of the weekend as she took on the 400m IM (hardest event in swimming), shattering her old time by 51 seconds to go 6:25.84 and claim a very well deserved Silver medal!! 50m Free a great PB of 34.13, 200m Free 2:42.37 and another huge PB of 14 seconds! 100m Fly was a PB by 10 seconds 1:29.06 and good enough to take Bronze! Lily did however split a 1:24 in the first 100m Fly of her 400m IM so there is definitely a lot more to come there!!

Gabby made an unexpected appearance, replacing Jacy in the 200m Brst, winning the Gold medal in 3:11.27, narrowly missing her Dorset Champs PB but racing in a training suit. She also won the HOT HEEEAAAT!!!

Awesome display from everyone, I'm very proud to see just how far the club has come across all ages and levels, long may this rise continue!!



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