Louth Dolphins Swimming Clubs 35th Annual Club Championship Presentation Event
Louth Swimming Club recently held their 35th Annual Club Championships presentations: in a much-reduced format, at their home in the Meridian Leisure Centre.
It was not possible to run the championship in 2020 because of Covid restrictions but in a very busy calendar the 2021 events were run over October/November.
Again because of the Covid restriction the usual large celebration at the Town Hall had to be cancelled and it was decided to hold a much-reduced event for safety reasons.
Events Coordinator Charlotte Elliott-Wright did a stunning job with the logistics involved in organising an event of this magnitude, with advice from the clubs new Director of Swimming James McIntyre, surrounded of course by the team of Coaches/Officials, Team Managers & poolside assistants.
Club Chairman Bob Wells compered the event with Disability Coach/ ASA County Swimming President Sarah Richardson. Bob thanked all the poolside teams for their passion and commitment also the tireless committee and all volunteers involved in the clubs continued progression.
The medals and trophies were presented by club coaches, hopefully next year we will be able to invite the usual ‘honoured’ guests as things slowly return back to ‘normal ‘
The clubs Director of Swimming James McIntyre stated ‘Being able to get together to celebrate the achievements of our swimmers after such a disrupted couple of years was a tremendous occasion for everybody involved with the club. The swimmer’s resilience in overcoming the many obstacles they have faced is to be applauded and we look forward to continuing the journey during 2022. ‘
The event ran like clockwork leaving ample time for the room to be cleared for Land Training and all Squads sessions to continue as normal. The passion to improve never stops! The trophies secretary’s Lisa Barnett and Dawn Waring made the presentations run like clockwork.
Event photographer was Magna Vitae Sarah Wilkinson
Event Sponsor Europa Industries of Louth
Report by Bob Wells (Chairman)
Photo of Awards.
Photo of Evie Roscoe with her Swimming Personality of the Year – Performance Award, Director of Swimming Award & Most Improved – Performance Award.
Photo of Louth Swimming Club.
Club Champs 2021 Most Points Winners (Trophies)
9/U Boys Hamlyns Jewellers – Shield N/A
9/U Girls West Trophy – Shield Georgia Middleton
10/11yrs Boys McFarland Trophy – Cup Henry Seagroat
10/11yrs Girls Louth Garden Centre – Shield Sophie Cooksey
12/13yrs Boys Ray Farrow – Shield William Taylor
12/13yrs Girls Williams Challenge – Shield Olivia Anstey
14/15yrs Boys Tunnicliffe – Shield Jake Adams
14/15yrs Girls Sandy – Shield Holly Giles
16/Over Boys Bexon – Shield George Billington
16/Over Girls Travers Trophy – Shield Eliza Barton
Most Pb’s at the years County Champs Helen West Trophy – Shield N/A (2021)
Fastest Boy (400m Free) James Pollitt Trophy – Shield Jake Adams
Fastest Girl (400m Free) East Coast Flooring (New Shield 2021) Laura Jeans
Special Awards – 2021
# Voted by their peers
## Awarded by the Director of Swimming
|Trophy / Shield||Winner|
|MOST IMPROVED – SKILLS||COLOUR GRAPHIX SHIELD||Sophie Foster|
|MOST IMPROVED – DEVELOPMENT||G J DREW & PARTNERS SHIELD||Poppy Price|
|MOST IMPROVED – PERFORMANCE||WELLS FAMILY CHAIRMANS DOLPHIN||Evie Roscoe|
|WORKS HARD – SKILLS – GOOD ATTITUDE IN TRAINING||SANDY BELL CUP||Oliver Bertie-Smith|
|WORKS HARD – DEVELOPMENT – GOOD ATTITUDE IN TRAINING||NOTTINGHAM SHIELD||Hannah Taylor|
|WORKS HARD – PERFORMANCE – GOOD ATTITUDE IN TRAINING||SCAMAN CUP||Matthew Tompkinson|
|BEST NEWCOMER (new to the Sport)||BRIDGE MCFARLAND SHIELD||Olivia Midgley|
|MOST PROMISING SWIMMER||PRESTWOOD SHIELD||Harry Milne|
|## DIRECTOR OF SWIMMING AWARD||HAYWOOD CUP||Evie Roscoe|
|# SWIMMING PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SKILLS||POLLY SHEARD MEMORIAL SHIELD||
|# SWIMMING PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – DEVELOPMENT||ROSE STANHOPE SHIELD||
|# SWIMMING PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – PERFORMANCE||STEVE ARMSTRONG SHIELD||Evie Roscoe|
|BEST ALL-ROUND JUNIOR SWIMMER 12 YRS & UNDER||CONOCO PHILLIPS SHIELD||Sophie Cooksey|
|BEST ALL-ROUND SENIOR SWIMMER 13YRS & OVER||CONOCO PHILLIPS SHIELD||Olivia Anstey|
|# MASTERS PERONALITY AWARD||RUSS GARDNER SHIELD||Hugh Pinder|
|# SENIORS PERSONALITY AWARD||ADAM MOHAMMED CUP||Will Dixon|
|# CLUB PERSONALITY CUP||CUP||Euan Braddis|