Top Fareham swimmers impress at open event

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Masters swimmer Andy Green, left, with his son Adam, both from Fareham Nomads. The competitive swimming group recently held their Valentine's Open Meet, where 161 personal best times were beaten.
CAPTION: Masters swimmer Andy Green, left, with his son Adam
jpns-02-03-17-023 fare and gosp comm swimmer Andy Green Masters swimmer Andy Green, left, with his son Adam, both from Fareham Nomads. The competitive swimming group recently held their Valentine's Open Meet, where 161 personal best times were beaten. CAPTION: Masters swimmer Andy Green, left, with his son Adam

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The Valentine’s Open Meet was held by the Fareham Nomads, a competitive swimming club affiliated to the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA), ASA South East Region and Hampshire County ASA (HCASA).

The club has six competitive squads plus a new Masters squad to develop swimmers to national competition standard.

Swimmers, aged nine to 46, raced hard to achieve an impressive 161 personal best times at Waterlooville Leisure Centre on Sunday, February 19.

Head coach John Molyneaux said: ‘It was a fantastic meet from all our swimmers. The skills across all squads are improving and personal best times are following suit.’

Outstanding performances include Rory Taylor who raced all 10 events, achieving a clean sweep of personal best times.

Harvey Spoor and Callum Machin achieved seven best times, with Emma Skelton, Ethan Childs, Olivia Young, Oliver Jones, and Hattie Burnham picking up six personal best times.

Masters swimmer Andy Green took home the gold medal in the 16 years and over 50m freestyle category in a time of 27.48, with his son Adam Green also achieving gold in the same event for the 15 years and under age category in a time of 29.26.

Mr Molyneaux added: ‘These events are always a team effort to ensure the event runs smoothly. Fareham Nomads has a wonderful army of volunteers, without which we could not run such great competitions. Their help is much appreciated.

‘Results from this weekend, coupled with those from the previous three weekend at the Hampshire County Championships, really highlight the vast improvement all our swimmers are making, which is really great to see.’

For more information about joining Fareham Nomads please contact headcoach@farehamnomads.co.uk.

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