Exmouth’s Parham bags bronze in 60-length race at Sheffield

16:13 07 November 2012

The Exmouth swimming team that was on duty at Sheffield (back row, left to right) Sam Lander, Bryan White, Bill Letch, Olly White, Jamie Page, Jonathan Hawkins, Richard Lander, Adam Tapp, Robert Macey, Tara Dudley, Yvonne Carpenter-Warren, (front row, left to right) Christa Page, Neville King, Ross Szender, Ian Lang, coach Bob Clarke, Cameron Carpenter-Warren, Ross Donaldson (not pictured) Caroline Ball, Adele Parham, and Philippa O’Grady.

The Exmouth swimming team that was on duty at Sheffield (back row, left to right) Sam Lander, Bryan White, Bill Letch, Olly White, Jamie Page, Jonathan Hawkins, Richard Lander, Adam Tapp, Robert Macey, Tara Dudley, Yvonne Carpenter-Warren, (front row, left to right) Christa Page, Neville King, Ross Szender, Ian Lang, coach Bob Clarke, Cameron Carpenter-Warren, Ross Donaldson (not pictured) Caroline Ball, Adele Parham, and Philippa O’Grady.

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Swimmers from Exmouth swimming and Life Saving Society attended the British Gas ASA National Masters and Senior Age Group Championships held at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield, writes Ian Lang.

The team were supported by a number of supporters and Exmouth swimmer Peter Gilpin also competing, although for Truro, over the weekend.

Adele Parham was the first Exmouth swimmer to race, competing in the 1500m freestyle and winning a bronze medal in the 60 length race.

There were a number of other impressive swims over the weekend with Bill Letch, in his first race, breaking his own 200m IM British record in the 70-74 years age group.

Letch also went on to win gold in the 100m butterfly, bronze in the 50m freestyle, and silver in the 100m freestyle. Exmouth’s 100+ years men’s 4x100m Medley team of Rich Lander, Jonathan Hawkins, Adam Tapp, and Sam Lander also won gold.

In the 4x200m freestyle relay the Exmouth team of Ross Donaldson, Christa Page, Adele Parham, and Bill Letch combined to take a bronze medal in the 200+ age group.

Adele Parham and Philippa O’Grady also earning silvers in the 200m butterfly in their respective age groups.

Caroline Ball won the final Exmouth medal of the weekend with a bronze in the 50m Backstroke.

There were other impressive swims from Exmouth swimmers including those from 2012 channel swimmers Tara Dudley and Jamie Page who were both returning to pool competition having spent the year training for their respective channel swims over the summer.

Dudley came fourth in her age group for the 4x100m IM in her first attempt at racing the event.

Neville King also had another impressive meet particularly impressing coach Bob Clarke over the middle and long distance events with his consistent split times.

Olly white and Ross Szender were both swimming events over the weekend to improve their points totals in the ASA’s annual decathlon event and to contribute to the position of Exmouth men’s team in the team event.

Both achieved this with Szender improving in some events whilst completing his 10 events and White improving his times and points value in every event he competed in over the weekend.

Christa Page also consistently performed with multiple top 10 finishes over the weekend with a number of swims gaining a mention in coach Clarke’s shortlist of swim of the weekend.

However, the award for swim of the nationals was eventually awarded to Jamie Page for his 100m Freestyle where he was close to breaking a minute; impressing the team with his speed over the sprint distances having spent the year training to swim the channel.

For more information on swimming in Exmouth visit www.exmouthswimming.org

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