September 2016

New CBHSC Kit Thanks to RCT

Carn Brea and Helston Swimming Club are delighted to receive significant additional sponsorship from the Redruth Charity Trust. The trust aims to support clubs and projects which promote positive outcomes for young people in the local area. The funding has enabled the club to provide new competition polo shirts for all competitive swimmers in the club as well as purchase additional race equipment, such as poolside lap counters used where swimmers are racing over longer distances. In addition, 15 yr old Daniel Lyford was provided with additional swim supplies, in recognition of his outstanding progress and attainment over the past year.

Redruth Charity Trust has supported the club over the past few years and have contributed to the many successes, with 2016 being a particularly strong year with the club swimming competing in the National Arena League at Premier level and having three swimmers (Megan Vingoe, Sara Mazzeo and Turaya Evans) being finalists at the National Summer Championships.

The photograph shows RCT’s Chris Hailey with a number of the club’s many competitive swimmers.

CBHSC swimmers go the distance.

The swimming seasons got underway last weekend with the Newquay Cormorants Distance Meet held at the Bodmin Dragon Centre. This meet features the longer distance freestyle events – 800m freestyle for the girls and 1500m freestyle for the boys.

Carn Brea and Helston Swimming Club were not only well represented in the age groups but also managed to gain a significant number of podium finishes. Three 11 yr old boys were tough enough to tackle the 60 length endurance race, with George Ward finishing eight in his first 1500m event, Tom Phillips finishing fourth and James Belshaw gaining the gold medal. In the 15yr old age group Ethan Treloar finished in fourth place with Daniel Lyford gaining silver after shaving two minutes off his previous entry time.

In the girls event, 12 yr old Isabel Scrivener finished in 6th place in what was her first time competing at this distance, with 14 yr old Chloe Adam taking a minute from her personal best time to finish in forth place. Established competitors Jade Exell (pictured right) and Sara Mazzeo both gained the gold in their respective 15 and 16 yr age groups, whilst 17 yr old Lauren Prouse came in fourth.

Although entering for time trial purposes, rather than competing, National swimmers Turaya Evans and Megan Vingoe notched up superb times – with Megan’s time of 9.18:28 being a superb achievement for a 14 year old and one which has pushed her personal best time that bit further. Megan’s time was the fastest recorded 800m at the meet, despite her young age.

Overall, all swimmers at this gruelling event deserve special congratulations for having the stamina and determination to compete at these challenging distances.