BARNSTAPLE Swimming Club members produced 71 finalists, recorded 73 personal best times and took 10 gold, seven silver and eight bronze medals at the Exeter Open Long Course Meet at Millfield School. Their fine performances were ideal preparation for the

BARNSTAPLE Swimming Club members produced 71 finalists, recorded 73 personal best times and took 10 gold, seven silver and eight bronze medals at the Exeter Open Long Course Meet at Millfield School.Their fine performances were ideal preparation for the forthcoming Devon championships.Lily Nichols and Ryan Bennett headed gold medals list with three apiece. Lily won the 13yrs 100m backstroke, 200m backstroke and 200m individual medley events while Ryan won the 50m.100m and 200m butterfly events in his 13yrs age group. Emily Hutchens followed closely with golds in the 14yrs 50m and 100m breastroke, plus a silver in the 200m individual medley.The other gold medals were won by Abi Jeffery in the 15yrs 100m backstroke and Eva Murphy in the 15yrs 200m butterfly. Grace Clark was also in fine form, recording an impressive eight personal best times in her selected events.Other medal winners: Silver - Eleanor Parker 14yrs 50m Free, 50m B'f'ly; Nicole Lathwell 13yrs 100m B'fly; Laura Butler 13yrs 400m Free; Joshua Caton 13yrs 50m Breast; Sam Wordley 11yrs/U 400m Ind.Medley. Bronze - Joshua Caton 13yrs 200m Ind Medley, 400m Ind.medley; Joshua Surridge 12yrs 400m Free; Freddie Hedger 15yrs 200m Ind.Medley; Tony Rutter 16yrs/Over 100m Breast; Eleanor Parker 14yrs 100m Free; Eva Murphy 15yrs 100m B'fly; Katie Holland 11yrs/U 100m B'Fly.To join Barnstaple SC swimming programme, contact Joan Squire on 07866-521320.