Specsavers Series – 200m Freestlye

Island Games swimmer Thomas Teasdale produced the fastest time of the day in the Specsavers Series 200m freestyle event. Having only just returned home from the Gotland Island Games and feeling the affects of a week of competition, he did well to produce a time of 2.03.50 ahead of Thomas Hollingsworth who touched in 2.05.32. Orla Rabey, another Games team member was the fastest of the girls with a time of 2.18.97.

In the youngest age group and competing in this event for the very first time were the 9 year olds. Oliver Russell looked strong as he took first place honours in a great time of 3.21.81. Katherine Bolton took the girls title in a super time 3.19.59. Conor McKenna continues to find his form in freestyle winning the 10 year age group in a personal best time of 2.47.95. Second and third placed swimmers Raif Carre and Theo Turton both recorded huge personal best times, with Raif improving on his best by over 23 seconds!

The girl’s title went to Leanna Guille who improved on her entered time by over 24 seconds to touch in 3.06.12. There was a close tussle for second and third between Abigail Boyle and Breeshy Platt-Ransom who finished in 3.12.44 and 3.14.42 respectively.

Oliver Graham and Gabrielle Wilcox were the victors for the 11 year olds, Oliver posting 3.04.48 and Gabrielle 2.42.80 a personal best by over 11 seconds. The 12/13 age group saw Jake Williams a clear winner in 2.22.31. The girl’s title went to Pip Gallagher in a brilliant swim of 2.24.13.

The boys 14/15 title went to a gritty performance from Max Gill, in a personal best of 2.16.50 and the girl’s title to another Island Games swimmer Tatiana Tostevin.

There was an excellent turn out from the Barracuda Masters with Peter Frankland finishing inside the 35 to 49 age group record in 2.19.08, whilst David Aslett finished inside the 50 to 64 year age group record in 2.29.27.

The swimmer showing the greatest improvement on their entered time was Woody James in the 10 year olds age group who improved by over 39 seconds to record 3.14.38 and secure a silver medal in his age group.