Exmouth swimmer Tellem impresses at Sheffield

PUBLISHED: 20:52 13 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:52 13 March 2013

Exmouth swimmer Kierron Tellem and Exmouth Swimming and Life Saving Society Head Coach Jerry Wassall.

Exmouth swimmer Kierron Tellem and Exmouth Swimming and Life Saving Society Head Coach Jerry Wassall.

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Exmouth Swimming and Life Saving Society swimmer Kierron Tellem recently travelled to Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield, writes Ian Lang.

He was accompanied by his Mum, Dad and coaches Jerry and Gina Wassall to support his presence there as a member of the South West Regional team in the National Junior and Youth Disability Swimming Championships.

Competing in the S10 category in the 14/16 age group he competed in four individual events and one relay.

In his individual events he swam personal bests in the 100m freestyle, 50m freestyle and 100m individual medley.

His times were 1.24.78, 37.80 and 1.41.08 respectively.

His individual medley time was good enough to take a silver medal in his age group and classification in what was his first national event.

He also achieved a personal best in the 100m backstroke leading out the South West Region 4x100m medley relay team.

At the meeting there were some outstanding performances with two World Records, four European Records and 18 British Records.

The Exmouth swimmer also met a number of Paralympians including Jessica Applegate, Josef Craig, Andrew Mullen and Hannah Russel.

Tellem trains a number of times a week during Exmouth Swimming and Life Saving Society and Exmouth Leisure Centre sessions.

For more information on competitive swimming in Exmouth go to www.exmouthswimming.org.

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