Records fall as Deeping enjoy success at two tournaments

Deepings Swimming Club had a great weekend at the Midland Youth Championships in Corby, with medals, personal bests and county and club records.

In the men’s open freestyle relay Ottavio Tanzillo set a PB of 56.36 as the team finished a respectable 12th.

Ottavio also won his qualifying heat for the men’s 50m freestyle and then became the club’s first youth champion in the 15/16 year category, taking gold and setting a club record.

Alex Wray finished third, with a PB and new 15 year county long course and club record. He also gained long course PBs at 100m and 400m.

Lauren Wray reached four finals and finishing fourth three times before taking silver in the girls 200m butterfly.

For a second year Kelda McKnight qualified for the Midlands Championships, this time in the 400m and 800m freestyle, setting two long course 16 years county records.

nDeepings finished third in South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club’s Tulip Open Meet.

All Deeping swimmers competed well and the club had 38 finalists and a staggering 130 PBs.

Niamh Brown (11) broke four club records (100m IM, 100m backstroke, 50m and100m crawl) and won four finals (100m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 100m breast and 100m fly), while nine-year-old Thomas Spinley set a club record and made a final in the 50m freestyle.

Tom Neal won four finals and Jordan Bull and George Wensor both won events.

The girls finished in third place and the boys fifth.

Bailie Harrison (12) won the 100m fly, Tom Neal (12) the 100m breaststroke, 100m freestyle and 100m backstroke, Jordan Bull (14) the 100m fly and George Wensor (16) the 100m freestyle

Those finishing second to sixth in their finals were: Zoe Fisher (4), Isabel Spinley (3), Jordan Bull (3), Millie Catherall (2), Danielle Shlackman (2), Bethany Neal (2), Angelina Freeman (2), Thomas Spinley (2), Berri Harrison (2), Charlotte Youds (1), Kallum Penman (1), Bailie Harrison (1), Tom Mowforth (1), Thomas Neal (1) and Bethany Wilde (1).

Also, well done to the club’s nine-year-olds and those relatively new to open meets.