SWIMMING SUCCESS FOR WILL GEAREY
We were delighted to learn of more success for Will Gearey (Year 9). Having been a highly successful competitive swimmer with Worcester Swimming Club for a number of years, Will opened the 2017 competition season with the Worcestershire County Championships, which were held in Wolverhampton over two weekends.
Remarkably, he won an unprecedented fifteen gold medals from fifteen events in the U14 category: 50m and 100m butterfly; 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke; 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke; 50m, 100m, 200m and 400m freestyle; 100m, 200m and 400m Individual Medley. These included new personal bests in the 100m and 200m backstroke, 100m & 400m IM, with his performance in the 200m event being sufficient to qualify as silver medallist in the Open age group category.
Will’s main targets for this season include the West Midlands Championships in May and qualifying for some events at the British Summer Championships which are due to be held in Sheffield at the end of July. We wish him well and will be watching his progress with keen interest.
6th February 2017