It was time for the senior members of Wells Swimming Club to shine when they took part in the Royal Navy Masters Open Meet 2018, which was held at Millfield. Wells’ strong contingent came away with a solid haul of medals and PBs.
Katrina Percival won the bronze medal in the 100m fly with an impressive 13 second PB. She also won bronze in the 50m free but just missed out on the medals finishing in 4th place in the 100m IM despite another 13 second PB.
Despite two good PBs, Sarah Purdie missed out on the medals finishing in 4th place in both the 50m breast and 50m free.
Richard Thatcher swam a great race to pick up a PB and the silver medal in the 50m breast. It was silver again in the 100m IM with a strong PB. In the 50m free he had yet another PB and won bronze.
Rebecca Woodman dropped 13 seconds in the 400m free to win gold and another 13 second PB saw her pick up the silver medal in the 200m free. She also won bronze in the 100m free.
Wells club member Matt Lewis (swimming for Haverfordwest) produced strong swims as usual to win silver in both the 50m breast and free.
Roberta Bland and Eloise Yeadon Caiger, making their debut at a Masters Meet, were made welcome by their senior team mates. Roberta Bland won gold in the 200m free and bronze in the 100m fly with a PB. She also won bronze in the 100m breast with an impressively smooth swim that produced a big PB. Eloise Yeadon Caiger, enjoying a return to form achieved PBs in five of her six events and came away from the meet with five gold medals and one bronze.