2016 SNM Winter Meet

  • 9 August 2016
  • Fiona Lulham


Nelson South sent a team of 18 swimmers to compete at the SNM Winter Meet in Blenheim.  The meet was held over 5 sessions on the weekend of 5th-7th August and our team came home with a swag of pb's, records, medals and ribbons.

It was a fantastic weekend for the whole team with all swimmers coming home with pb's and top ten placings, with the majority coming home with medals too! In fact, everyone swam so well that it's hard to choose our stand-out swimmers so well done team - but a few special mentions should be made:

  • Alex Grenfell:  Had a fantastic meet :-)  She entered 8 events, had 13 swims (plus 2 relays) and recorded 11 pb's including 5 double pb's (she pb'd the heats, then pb'd again in the finals) and had 7 top ten finishes!  Well done Alex!
  • Adam Barton:  10 events, 17 swims, 8 pb's, 4 gold medals, 4 silver and 1 bronze medal.
  • Reuben Lile:  8 events, 14 swims (plus 2 relays), 5 pb's including pb of the meet (with a massive 90.25 seconds off his 1500m free time), 6 golds, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal.
  • Lilly Hall:  7 events, 12 swims, 7 pb's, 4 gold medals, 1 silver and 2 bronze.
  • Ruby-Lou Stuart:  10 events, 17 swims (plus 2 relays), 4 pb's, 3 gold medals, 2 silvers and 3 bronze medals
  • Josh Sheridan:  5 events, 9 swims (plus 2 relays), 6 pb's, 2 gold medals, 1 silver, 2 bronze medals

Full results here

Whilst it was a great weekend on the swimming front, it was also tinged with sadness as it was the last meet for Finella and Lola swimming with Nelson South before they head over to Noosa.  Both the girls finished on a high and were cheered on by the whole team during their final swims (it was quite emotional).  Here's their results:

  • Lola Gibbs-Beal:  7 events, 11 swims, 6 pbs (3 doubles!), 1 gold medal, 2 silvers and 1 bronze medal.
  • Finella Gibbs-Beal:  10 events, 17 swims, 6 pb's, 3 silver and 6 bronze medals.

Best wishes to the Gibbs-Beal/Bailey Family as they head over to Australia!  It's been wonderful having you in the club, and although you will be missed, we look forward to coming over to Noosa for a Nelson South trip away ;-)  Keep in touch.




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