Fareham Nomads created waves at their Summer Meet after taking home 203 medals.

The club achieved an impressive 87 golds, 60 silvers and 56 bronze medals at the Fareham Nomads Summer Meet, which was attended by numerous clubs across the South Coast.
Fareham Nomads swimmers, aged between 9 and 50, achieved 264 personal best times from 364 swims at Horizon Leisure Centre in Waterlooville this weekend.
John Molyneaux, head coach at Fareham Nomads, said: “Of the 364 swims, 73 per cent recorded best times so it was great to see the hard work put in throughout the season pay off.
“There was some very good swimming with some knocking many seconds of their previous bests.”
Georgia Kennedy, Isobelle Kennedy, Sophie Kent and Ava Bennell achieved placings of first, second, third and fourth in the girls 10 years 200 individual medley. While Georgia Kennedy, Emma Skelton, Lola Norwood-Perkins, Sophie Kent and Lily Bampton took home first to fifth placings in the girls 10 years 100 individual medley.

The Skins event provided the crowd with some great entertainment with Chris Finch and Mike Andrews achieving first and second in the senior Skins event, while Harvey Spoor and Alex Scribbins did the same for the juniors – achieving a double double

Harvey Spoor, 12, completed a stunning clean sweep of 10 wins from 10 individual events setting new personal best times in every event.

Joe Davies, 14, who has qualified for his first English Nationals in two weeks time, dropped seven seconds off his personal best to stop the clock at 2.14.88, just beating head coach John Molyneaux to first place in the 200m backstroke. Davies’ time now ranks him ninth in Great Britain for his age going into the English National Championships.

Molyneaux added: “Joe had an amazing swim and I look forward to seeing what he can achieve in the last competition of the swimming year.
“It has been a really positive season and no less than what all the swimmers deserve from the hard work they have put in. We now have a break over the summer for the swimmers to recharge ahead of next season where hopefully they can continue the upward trend the club has been on over the past few years.

“Also I would like to say a massive thank you to our army of volunteers and officials without whom we couldn’t run these events”

If you are interested in attending any our meets during the 2017–18 season please email us at openmeets@farehamnomads.co.uk or if you are interested in joining email headcoach@farehamnomads.co.uk.

Valentines Meet 2018 – Sunday 11th February 2018
Masters Meet 2018 – Sunday 29th April 2018 (tbc)
Summer Open Meet 2018 – Saturday 21st to Sunday 22nd July 2018

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