Beverley Leisure Centre played hosts for the Doncaster Dartes September Sprints on the 30th September. Technical issues with the pool halted proceedings for a short while, but this didn’t stop the Sharks from making the most of the competition once it started. Tia Mae Burden, Megan Moore, Lillian Cooper, Grace Bell, Alice Moore and Danielle Cartman all took part in spectacular races in a warm swimming pool, not ideal conditions for competitive swimmers.
Grace Bell claimed a silver medal in the 50M Freestyle & Tia a gold medal in the same event. Danielle amassed 4 speeding tickets for exceeding the top times for her grade.
The afternoon session saw Faye Aldred, Bethan Wright, Nile Michael, Lucy Moore, Tilly Murray, Olivia Rowan and Grace Gibson enter the competitive cauldron, these ice cool swimmers seemed to influence the water temperature as it cooled to help them achieve PBs, an impressive 16 in total.
Medals quickly flowed as Olivia Rowan won Silver in freestyle & Bronze in Breaststroke, Bethan Wright Gold in freestyle and Bronze in fly, Faye Aldred dazzled the team with a Gold in Freestyle & Silver in the IM. Nile rocketed through his races gaining a Gold in Bronze in Fly, swiftly followed by Tilly gaining her first medal at a gala in Freestyle and Grace Gibson a Silver in Fly. Lucy Moore cut through the water to earn a well-deserved Gold in the IM.
Bethan Wright, Lucy Moore and Grace Gibson were also awarded speeding tickets.
The team were focused, and it was clear that they meant business managing a team position of 12th out of 23 team competition, this result is awesome considering speeding tickets were excluded from the points scoring. Go Go Go Sharks.