Annabel and Madison shine for swimming club

Coaches at Wear Valley Amateur Swimming Club (WVASC) were delighted for Bishop Auckland swimmers, Madison Peveller and Annabel Cooper who competed on the club’s behalf in the North East Regional (NER) Age Group Championships last month.

Madison and Annabel raced against other 12-year-old girls in a total of eight events each, held on the 28th and 29th October at the Sunderland Aquatic Centre.

The competition was fierce as the region includes the swimming counties of Yorkshire, and Northumberland and Durham.

Teams present included the City of Leeds, City of Sheffield and Newcastle Swim Team together with many other teams.

Madison raced extremely well and obtained two medals. In the 100m backstroke, she won an NER silver medal, taking three seconds off her personal best (pb) clocking a time of 1:09.36.

Madison’s second medal was a bronze in the 50m backstroke, with a time of 32.85 seconds taking 1.5 seconds off her pb.

She just missed out on a medal coming fourth in the 200m back with a time of 2.29.93 seconds.

Her 50m freestyle was swam in a sub 30 second time with another new pb of 29.59 seconds.

Madison also achieved personal bests in her four other events which included 100m freestyle, 50m fly, 200m Individual Medley and 200m freestyle.

Annabel Cooper was also very pleased with her results, obtaining personal best times in seven out of eight events.

She was delighted with her 5th place in the 400m freestyle, in a time of 4.50.07, 7th place in the 100m freestyle with a time of 1.03.83 and a ninth place in the 200m butterfly (2.48.83).

Both girls would like to thank the coaching staff at Wear Valley, for all of the support they have received.

Meanwhile, a total of 15 swimmers from the club competed in the Wear Valley November Level 3 Meet, held over the weekend of 11th and 12th November at Woodhouse Close Leisure Centre.

The Wear Valley swimmers competed against teams from Sedgefield, Derwentside, Stokesley, Hetton, Richmond Dale, AFS Hartlepool and Newcastle.

WVASC achieved a total of 24 gold, 20 silver and 8 bronze medals.

A fantastic total of 70 personal best swims were also gained.

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