Nomads make splash at record-breaking meet

Fareham Nomads youngster Harvey Spoor
Fareham Nomads youngster Harvey Spoor
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Fareham Nomads swimmers made a splash by claiming an impressive 62 medals at the Salisbury Open Meet earlier this month.

The squad of 37 Nomads – most of which were attending their first open meet – achieved a total of 169 personal best times from 221 swims, a staggering 76-per-cent success rate.

Leading the way in terms of medals won was one of the more experienced swimmers, Anna Ross who claimed two gold, two silver and three bronze medals.

However it was some of the younger swimmers who also impressed at the meet as Fareham enjoyed an event to remember.

Georgia Kennedy, nine, won one gold, one silver and four bronze medals in a fantastic individual display – all of which were personal-best achievements.

Her gold medal came in the 100m Individual Medley setting a time of 1.35.81.

Other youngsters to top the podium were Ryan Ireland with two gold and one silver; George Lambert with two golds; Evie Rowsell with two golds; Tom Dickson with a gold, three silvers and a bronze and Edward Hollands with one gold.

The medals continued with Amber Hudson grabbing one silver and two bronzes; Harriet Burnham and Amelia Boyes one silver; Charlie Holyer three bronzes, Jamie King two bronzes and Sophie Kent, Lucy Murdoch and Ben King one bronze each.

Harvey Spoor was in record-breaking form at the meeting.

Spoor recently joined from Gosport Dolphins and the move has worked out well for the 11-year old as he set a trio of records for the English Deaf Age Group (11 and under).

His records arrived in the 100m Breaststroke in 1.38.46, 50m Breaststroke, 45.62, and the 100m Individual Medley, 1.29.84.

Other medal winners to ctach the eye were Ethan Childs with one gold, one silver and two bronzes, Cillian Ross with two silver and two bronzes; Oliver Jones with one silver and one bronze and Maddie Thompson with one bronze.

Proud Nomads head coach John Molyneaux said: ‘It was an excellent performance from the whole squad.

‘The squad will now prepare for the Havant and Waterlooville Open Meet, the Hampshire Schools and Championships and the clubs’ own season closing open meet on July 23-24.’

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