Relay bronze for Potters Bar Swimming Club quartet

PUBLISHED: 11:17 21 August 2015 | UPDATED: 11:32 21 August 2015

Ben Harrison, James Woodward, Morgan Newman and David Shipman

Ben Harrison, James Woodward, Morgan Newman and David Shipman

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Potters Bar Swimming Club quartet James Woodward, David Shipman, Morgan Newman and Ben Harrison achieved bronze in the medley relay at the two-day ASA Summer Swimming Championships in Ponds Forge, Sheffield.

Harrison picked up two medals, also winning individual gold in the 200m breaststroke.

Woodward and Shipman both achieved club records in the 100m freestyle final but failed to reach the podium.

Shipman followed up freestyle success by reaching the 50m butterfly final, adding a second PB to his event tally.

The following day, Woodward competed in the 50 and 400m freestyle individual events.

Having reached the final in bothevents, he achieved another PB in the 50m final, finishing in sixth place.

The four boys then teamed up in the 14-16-year-olds medley relay.

They swam a superb heat up against tough oppositions from Exeter City and City of Liverpool.

Bar’s quartet managed a PB and second place finish in their heat to secure a spot in the final.

The final, the last race of the championships, was not going to be easy and the boys knew they would need to up their game further to secure a medal.

Harrison took first leg, exceeding his heat time in the first leg of the relay in the 100m backstroke and achieving another PB.

Newman followed this up with a strong performance in the 100m breaststroke.

Woodward excelled in his 100m fly leg and finally, with several teams hot on his heels, Shipman swam brilliantly to achieve a PB and finish with a well deserved bronze medal.

The club would like to thank head coach Wray Shewell-Coooper and fellow coaches Chris Andrew and Bronwen Hardy for all their support and their continuous help in training and encouragement to all Potters Bar SC members.


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