The May Bank Holiday Weekend saw the best swimmers from around the South West converge on the Plymouth Life Centre for the 2015 Regional Swimming Championships.
The team events were first and Sidcot’s Immy Moroney joined forces with two King Alfred’s pupils and one pupil from Churchill to form a Weston-super-Mare team. All swam superbly and they managed to overcome the might of the teams from Millfield, Mount Kelly, City of Bristol and Exeter to take a very impressive Silver Medal, second only to the team widely regarded as the strongest in the UK – Plymouth Leander, who took Gold. Next up were the individual races and Immy took Gold in the 400m Freestyle.
Sunday was Backstroke day for the girls and Immy again swam well to make the final and went quicker again in the final to take second place and Silver medal.
She saved the best until the last day however, as Monday saw her tackle the gruelling 400m Individual Medley (equivalent to 16 lengths of Sidcot’s pool – 4 butterfly, 4 backstroke, 4 breaststroke and 4 frontcrawl). She achieved a huge 8 second personal best and another silver medal and then, in the last women’s event of the weekend, the equally gruelling 800m freestyle (32 lengths of the Sidcot’s pool) she achieved a further personal best time of 9 minutes 28 seconds taking Gold.
A very successful two golds and three silvers. All the swimmers now must wait to see if they’ve qualified for the National Championships to be held in Sheffield in August.