Caradon swimmers jointly win Lynne Elliott Commemorative Cup

TWO Caradon swimmers are among the first winners of a county trophy named in the memory of their club stalwart Lynne Eliott.

Paul Hatton and Jason Quiterio join Carn Brae’s Megan Vingoe in jointly winning the Lynne Elliott Commemorative Cup.

The trophy, which has just been presented to Hatton and Quiterio, was awarded to the highest placed senior Cornwall swimmers at the South West Regional Open Water Championships.

The event at Weymouth incorporated the Cornwall Open Water Championships.

Caradon entered three swimmers in the event – Hatton, Quiterio and Aegean Bramley – and all won county titles.

Bramley became Cornwall champion in the 17/18 year-olds’ 5km race. She was also sixth overall in the women’s South West Championship.

Hatton won both the Cornwall and South West 5k titles for the men’s 40-49 year-old category, while Quiterio was regional and county champion over 2k for the 30-39 age group.

It was fitting that two Caradon swimmers were among the first winners of the Lynne Elliott Commemorative Cup.

She had been a cornerstone of Caradon Swimming Club and also went on to become Cornwall ASA president, but sadly passed away in October.

The club say her drive and commitment is deeply missed.  Lynne and her husband Chris were avid supporters of open water swimming and would frequently be seen on the sidelines supporting these events.

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