Youngsters claim big medal haul

By Jamie Arrowsmith 01/02 Updated: 01/02 12:55

YOUNGSTERS from Rugby Swimming Club led the way at the recent Open Meeting at Coventry Sports Centre where they picked up an impressive haul of medals.

Eve Street took second place in the nine-year-old 50m breaststroke as did Adam Wanless in the 200m freestyle. Georgie Godding added bronze in the 50m freestyle.

The ten-year-olds had a gold medal winner in Luke Harris who triumphed in the 100m breaststroke in 1-49.50. Lucy House represented the girls well, taking third in the 200m IM.

In the 11-years age group, Eve Benison collected a full set of medals with first place in the 200m freestyle (2-53.65), second in the 200m breaststroke and third in the 50m breaststroke.

Rhys James repeated that feat with a win in the 100m freestyle (1-17.15), silver in the 200m IM and third in the 50m butterfly.

Ellen Harrington was also a winner, triumphing in the 100m breaststroke (1-41.87) whilst William Dunderdale picked up silver in the 100m breaststroke and bronze in the 200m freestyle.

Flying the flag for the older swimmers, David Hepworth, 15, collected two medals, gold in the 100m butterfly (1-13.23) and second in the 50m backstroke.

Despite not making the podium all of the club’s swimmers performed well, including Ceri House, Regan Walker, Isobel Dunderdale, Cerys Allen, Eloise Harris, Ellen Armeson, Molly Pope, Lucy Channing, Ellie Muston, Matthew Seaton and Matthew Langham.

Rugby Swimming Club is currently on the lookout for new swimmers, in particular boys between seven and 11.

If you are interested in joining a successful, growing swimming club with training sessions that are not only physically challenging, but fun and largely focused on technique, email rscrugbyswimming@gmail.com.

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