Sport on the Spot: Jordan qualifies for Euros and golf club hosts stableford contest
PUBLISHED: 13:00 23 June 2018
One of Beccles’ sporting stars was in action at the British leg of swimming’s parasport world series.
Jordan Catchpole travelled to Sheffield to compete in the World Para Swimming World Series from May 31 to June 3, in what was the fifth meet of the series.
The four-day competition also doubled up as the qualifying meet for the World Para Swimming European Championships to be held in Dublin this August.
Having made the necessary qualifying time in his 100m backstroke heat, Jordan was able to relax going into the final but still had a new British record on his radar. The talented teenager came home with a new personal best as he took gold and conquered the record.
“I was so happy about the race,” said Jordan. “I felt quite nervous before as I wanted to do better than the heat so I put everything into that swim. “When I looked up at the scoreboard I was so happy.”
Overall, Jordan came away from the meet with two gold medals, one bronze, personal bests and a new British record.
He has now received confirmation that he will be representing country at the European Championships. He added: “I was so proud when I received the email. This will be my first Europeans and I am really buzzing for this.”
On the golf course, Beccles Golf Club hosted the Barnby Swan Trophy and fine early summer conditions saw an excellent, close-fought contest.
Nigel Jeffs eventually won a seesawing stableford contest with 37 points, including a solid finish, to judge Phil Rhodes and captain David Trunks in third on countback.
Mr Trunks thanked members and volunteers for some tireless recent work on the course, with special thanks to David Wells, Del Collyer on irrigation, Pat and Craig Gill, and Brian Lever. The improvements were much appreciated by all.
The club would also like to thank supporters and sponsors Barnby Swan, RPC, M&H Plastics, Harleston Engineering and Asset Angels.