Stars of the Future meet 2013


St Felix School, Halesworth Road, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6SD

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On Saturday afternoon 19 Development Squad and young Junior Squad swimmers headed to Bungay for Beccles Kingfishers ‘Stars of the Future Meet’.


One month in to training this year, all the swimmers were ready to show off the skills they had been developing in training. The dives were already much safer and faster than last week at the Iceni Meet. The oldest swimmers competing were 12 years old, so it gave our young swimmers an ideal opportunity to gain gala and racing experience.


The team won 27 medals in total:


8 Gold Medals

Afton Tolliday (9) 50m Breaststroke + 100m Individual Medley

Freya Holder (9) 50m Backstroke + 50m Freestyle

Joab Carr (9) 50m Butterfly + 100m Individual Medley

Freya Lines (11) 50m Breaststroke

Ruby Kelvey (12) 50m Breaststroke


8 Silver Medals

Afton Tolliday (9) 50m Freestyle

Joab Carr (9) 50m Backstroke

Maddie Wood (10) 50m Breaststroke

Freya Lines (11) 50m Butterfly + 50m Freestyle

Ruby Kelvey (12) 50m Butterfly + 50m Freestyle + 100m Individual Medley


11 Bronze Medals

Harrison Bell (8) 50m Freestyle + 50m Breaststroke + 100m Individual Medley

Afton Tolliday (9) 50m Butterfly

Liana Moore (9) 100m Individual Medley

Guy Kelvey (9) 50m Butterfly

Alfie Armstrong (10) 100m Individual Medley

Lindell Brown (11) 100m Individual Medley

Daisy Armstrong (12) 50m Freestyle + 100m Individual Medley

Ruby Kelvey (12) 50m Backstroke


With a relatively inexperienced team three swimmers still gained Suffolk county Qualification times. Joab Carr who recently turned 9 years old gained his 50m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly and 100m Individual Medley qualifying times. Afton Tolliday and Freya Holder (both 9) backed up last week’s results with similar times, again county Times.


A special mention to Harrison Bell, who only turned 8 years old last week, achieved this year’s 9 year old 100m Individual Medley county time. He is of course, too young this year!


Jessica Nesling (9), Mollie Barrett-Kelly (10), Joshua Stephens (10), Samuel Stephens (10), Daniel White (10), Lily Taylor (11) and Chloe Heil (12) all swam well, gaining some PB times and some swims finishing very close to medals!


I am pleased how the team showed great enthusiasm, determination and maturity all evening. Keep worked hard this season and the results will get better and better!


Nick Thompson

(Age Group Coach)



*age in brackets = age at Counties 2014



St Felix School Swimming Club

Saint Felix School

Halesworth Road



IP18 6SD