A fantastic weekend of swimming for GSC at the 37th Annual Tigers Open Meet with 27 swimmers returning with 75 medals, (27 Gold, 30 Silver and 18 Bronze), 1 new record and 131 swims bettering their recorded entry times.
The competition involved swimmers from Jersey, Guernsey, England and Wales, competing at both Level 2 and Level 3 over the weekend of 26-28 October and the team achieved some amazing results. Laura Le Cras started the weekend achieving gold medal in the first events, the 400 IM and a further gold in the second event, the 50 breaststroke record with a new record time of 33.82. She went on to follow this up gaining a further gold and 5 silver medals over the weekend.
Charlie-Joe Hallett likewise achieved some great results bringing home 4 gold medals, 3 silver and 1 bronze with some excellent times. Meanwhile his brother Ronnie Hallett swam an amazing 100m Freestyle smashing his PB to achieve a 58.26 and also winning a Bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke.
Samual Lowe had another excellent competition swimming in his under year in the 14-15 years and achieving 2 silver and 5 bronze whilst Samuel Bourgaize also 14 brought home a silver and bronze in the same age group.
The Chapman sisters also had a great weekend with 17 year old Eileen achieving gold in the 50, 100 and 200m Breaststroke, 100 and 200 backstroke, and 200m Individual Medley and Bronze in the 50m Butterfly whilst Veronica and Nadine, both 15, achieved 3 Gold and a 1 Silver and 1 Gold and 3 Silver respectively. Aoife Todd and Kiia Walker, also swimming in the 14-15 age group each won a gold medal in the 100m backstroke and the 100m gold respectively.
Brothers Kevin and Callum Penney both competing in the 16 and over age group, also had great results with Kevin bringing home 3 gold and a bronze and Callum 5 silver medals whilst Alex Batiste, competing in the same age group, achieved Gold in the 50m Butterfly.
Meanwhile in the girls 16 and over Isabelle Gaudion, Sorcha Todd, Aimee Bran all performed well winning 2 silver and 2 bronze, 2 silver and 1 bronze and 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze respectively.
Newcomers to the meet, Hannah Kennedy age 11, Ella Richards and Abigail Stephens both age 13 came home with 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze for Hannah, 1 silver and 2 bronze for Ella and and a silver for Abigail whilst Morgan Hamon, age 12 swam a fantastic 100m freestyle in one of the weekend’s sponsored “Hot Heats” knocking 5 seconds off her entry time to achieve a 1.13.36.
In the younger boys, Joshua Dunning age 11, brought home 2 golds and a silver in the 200 Breaststroke, 400m Individual medley and the 100m Butterfly respectively, Yannick Gaudion, also 11, a silver medal and Luke Le Cras, age 13, a bronze medal in the 200m Individual Medley.