Grimsby girls celebrate regional medal success

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Grimsby Aquatics Swim Team were in action over three event packed weekends in May.  The annual swimming season sees the North East Regional Long Course Swimming Championships take place over the weekends of 5/6 May at Ponds Forge, Sheffield, for the older swimmers, and then again on 19/20 & 26/27 May, held at the John Charles Aquatics Centre in Leeds for 11-14 year olds.

Aquatics travelled with a team of 18 swimmers who had all qualified for these regional events through their strong performances at competitions over recent months.  Over the course of the three weekends, the Aquatics swimmers took part in a total of 109 events, achieving a wealth of personal bests and reaching a superb 27 finals.

The highlight of the competitions saw a strong performance from Sarah Hedges (12) who dominated the 50 & 100m breaststroke events taking home 2 gold medals.  Lucy Woodliffe (15) & Evie Barber (14) won silver medals and Beth Crump (14) took bronze in the demanding 1500m freestyle event.

The swimmers are back in the pool to continue their preparations for the next level of competitive events which will see another strong team of qualifiers for both the British and English National events taking place in late July/early August.

After a month of intense competition, Grimsby Aquatics’ Head coach Mark Sheldrick was extremely pleased with the range of individual performances, saying “The strong number of regional qualifiers across the more junior age groups within the club is really encouraging.  These young swimmers will go from strength to strength as they continue to focus on their technical development.  To see so many personal best performances and regional finalist places being achieved is a great reward for their hard work and dedication.”

Grimsby Aquatics Swim Team & Grimsby Aquatics Swim School offer the very best development opportunities from learn-to-swim through to competitive swimming.  For details, contact membership@grimsbyquatics.com

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