After their recent trip to Germany, Louth Dolphins continued a fantastic 2011 on Sunday July 3rd when they took 44 swimmers across to Ponds Forge in Sheffield to compete in the 4th Annual Summer Sizzler meet organised by Borough of Barnsley SC. The Louth swimmers instantly adapted to swimming in an Olympic sized pool, with 10 year old Jay Clarke starting the medal haul in the very first event of the day with a Bronze in the 50m back crawl. From there, the squad amassed a grand total of 81 medals and trophies during the meet, and rounded a long day off perfectly by winning the prize for Top Club, beating much bigger clubs from Rotherham and Sheffield into second and third, respectively. Club captains AdamMcIntyre and Anne Meiwald are now managing the decision to which local worthy cause the swimmers will donate their £75 prize money. For many this was their first experience of swimming in a 50m competition pool, and also provided valuable experience of swimming, and winning, outside of Lincolnshire. Proud Coaches Steve Armstrong and Rose Stanhope were thrilled at the swimmers success, saying “It goes without saying that there are many people who contribute to our success as a club – but it is the swimmers who get in the water and do the events so a massive thank you to all of them”. Assisted on poolside my Matthew Clarke and Mark Swaby, the squad of Adam McIntyre, Alex Swaby, Alysia Goodwin, Anna Meiwald, Annabel Kemp, Ben Edison, Beth Ducker, Callum Kidd, Charles Cooper, Daniel Challis, Ellena Bartup, Elysia Miller,Emily Patch Emma Harrop, Emma Maw, Frederik Schneider, Harry Craig, Harry Maw, Ivan Koslow, Jan Meiwald, Jay Clarke, Joseph Long, Katherine Brown, Kieran Young, Leon Page, Lily Jacklin, Lily Miller, Lois Kemp, Lola Sharrock, Luke Freeman, Marie Schneider, Megan Hodgson, Mollie Craig, Nina Bojen, Qian Yue To, Robbie Sweatman, Ruth Boardman, Ryan Kidd-Smalley, Sam Swaby, Sofie Schneider, Tom Harrop, Will Kemp, Will McIntyre, Zachary Heywood were sponsored by Automate (Louth) who provided the swimmers with poolside T-shirts for the event.
BOBSC Summer Sizzler