Grimsby Aquatics Swim Team made a big splash at their first team competition, as a newly affiliated club, on Saturday 28th February in Spalding. Thirty youngsters from the brand new North East Lincolnshire club took part in the first round of the Lincs League competition.
The team were delighted with their performance, achieving third place behind Louth Dolphins and City of Lincoln Pentaqua.
Assiatant Coach, Richard Barber said “This is the first outing for Grimsby Aquatics and we saw some excellent individual performances as well as a great team spirit to match our third place success. This result bodes well for the next round of the competition in June.”
The team score of 133 points saw them placed third in this round. In the individual events first place was achieved by Lucy Woodliffe in the 12 & under 50m backcrawl (38.00), George Barber in 14 & under 100m backcrawl (1.09.28), Kian Brown in 10 & under 50m freestyle (40.70) and Sarah Hedges in 10 & under 50m breastroke (48.82). Lucy, Kian and Sarah all achieved personal bests at the event along with 18 other swimmers showing top form at their first competition.
Sarah Hedges (9) said “I enjoyed coming first in my race for our new team, I think everyone did really well.”
Grimsby Aquatics Swim Team only started offering lessons in late January but are now a fully-fledged club after achieving registration with the Amateur Swimming Association last month. The next team outing will be the level 3 short course open meet at the Ennerdale Leisure Centre in Hull.