Congratulations to Ethan Willard, Year 7, who recently competed in the Black Lion Open Development Gala. This was held at Medway Park Leisure Centre on Saturday 2nd March. Swimmers from across Kent Swimming Clubs participated in events covering all four strokes and distances from 50 Metres to the 100 Metres, along with the 100 Metre Individual Medley. Ethan’s fantastic swimming meant he beat his personal best in all nine of the events he entered, and achieved a large array of medals: Three golds, two silvers, two bronze and two fifth places in his age group!
Ethan says: ‘I have been swimming with the club for about 18 months and since we got a new coach, Martin, back in January my swimming has improved a lot. To the extent that I knocked over 11 seconds of my previous 100m individual medley time, 7 seconds off my 100m breaststroke and 5 seconds off my 50m backstroke. I train three to four nights a week, doing one and a half hour sessions. I really enjoy training and competing and I am so pleased to have come away with nine medals and nine personal bests. It makes all the hard work worthwhile.’
Congratulations on your successes, Ethan, and keep up the hard work! We look forward to seeing where your swimming journey will take you next. Thank you for being a Holcombe Hero.
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