AFTER a delay of the gala season a team of Barry Beavers swimmers travelled to Pontypool to attend the Gwent Dolphins Swimming Club's gala along with other teams.

The others were Gwent Dolphins, Towy Salmon, Blaenau Gwent Otters and Rhondda Polar Bears swimming clubs.

The 20-strong team competed well on the day and returned back with 13 medals, made up of three golds, six silvers and four bronzes.

Some of the swimmers went through straight finals whereas others went through heats.

They all did well on the day and helped the club finish in second place.

The medalists were as follows and events swum :-

Lucy Lynch Girls 25 M Bronze

Jamie King Boys 25 M Bronze

Mia Thomson Girls 50 M Bronze

Jnr Relay – Keira Dyne, Callum Savory, Jack Kemp and Ffion Jones


Holly Willis Girls 50 M Silver

Mark Eveleigh Mens 50 M Silver

Aidan Thomson Boys 100 M Silver

Ffion Jones Girls 100 M Silver

Snr Relay – Philip Daly, Nicholas Cushen, Kyle Siirak and Mark Eveleigh


Callum Savory Boys 50 M Gold

Jack Kemp Boys 100 M Gold

Nicholas Cushen Mens 100 M Gold

Other swimmers were as follows:-

Siobhan Watkins, Suzanne Haslam, Nadeine Dyne, Keira Richards, Jen Thomson, Tom Burley and Abby Finch. They all swam well on the day.