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The honours roll in for the Audenshaw Sharks
Monday 5th January 2015 @ 15:20 by Mark Phillip
Denton & Audenshaw Sports

Audenshaw School’s swimming sensations took the plunge recently and emerged from the water with a haul of medals.

Audenshaw School

Audenshaw School

The Hazel Street squad entered the Tameside Championships on the 17th December and splashed their way to success, breaking their best ever record during the 2013/2014 season.

Under the stewardship of Captain Aidan Tevlin, the squad has developed considerably, and a measure of their progression was showcased during the championships where no less than 20 medals were claimed on the momentous day.

The impressive collection of silverware comprised of 11 golds, seven silvers and two bronze medals.

Despite being the youngest member of the squad, Jolan Bennett led by example and secured a gold medal for his efforts in the butterfly event.

The impressive display set the benchmark for the afternoon, with year 8 star Harry Rider following suit, winning a silver medal during a nail biting finish that saw him pipped to gold by inches.

Captain Tevlin added to the Audenshaw Sharks formidable start by winning the senior boys event, thus ensuring he returned to the ranks with a gold medal in hand.

The three performances clinched the Audenshaw outfit with a top spot overall, and it was with this impetus that Harry Rider went on to win his first of three goals during the afternoon.

Kian Tevlin, brother of captain Aidan, entered the year 7 final with confidence and was awarded silver for his efforts.

Daniel Beech emulated Kian’s success and took the same plaudits for his race in the senior final.

Next up the agenda were the Breastroke events, with Will O’Brien, Alex Campbell and Sam Owen taking centre stage. The swimmers each took home the bronze, silver and gold medals respectively.

A familiar pattern began to emerge within the Audenshaw squad, as Kian Tevlin and brother Aidan once again added to their haul of medals, with the former collecting a Bronze in the freestyle event whilst the latter secured gold in the same event.

The afternoons accomplishments were compounded in the latter stages of the event, with Stockport Metro masters Bennett and Rider both winning silver medals.

School stalwart Ben Lawton took fourth spot in the senior individual medley, whilst the relay event provided the perfect ending to a wonderful day, as Audenshaw won all six golds available.

Chris Rose, Teacher of PE at the School heaped praise on the pupils and stated “It was a truly
wonderful afternoon for the Audenshaw swimmers who arrive in 2015 brimming with confidence as the main body of fixtures gets set to begin.”