SWIMMING: Deepings’ delight at Dutch display

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Deepings Swimming Club enjoyed an event to remember as they made their annual trip to the Netherlands Invitational Tournament.

The club finished with a total of 33 awards in Eindhoven – of which 18 of were first place finishes.

An impressive six club records were smashed, while two county records were achieved too.

Not done there, Deepings’ swimmers clocked 83 long course personal best times (PBs), 35 converted PBs, and some 37 short course PBs, as well as 40 county qualifying times.

Leading the way was Olivia Lee, who is still only eight years old. She broke the county nine and under 100m breaststroke record and went on to smash five club records.

Alex Wray secured himself a county record in the 50m breaststroke event too, while Angelina Freeman also gained a new club record for her swim in the 50m freestyle.

County times were also clocked by Alexander Heatley (3), Wray (4), Tom Neal (3) Freeman (8), Charlotte Youds (2), Zoe Fisher (5), Danielle Shlackman, Bethany Wilde (4), Beth Neal (4), Millie Catherall and Lee (3).

Special mentions also go to swimmers that broke new ground individually.

Ewan Lee improved markedly over the weekend and set some excellent PBs, while Emma Wilde, George Shaw, Ben Briggs and Amy Catherall all produced some excellent PB times.

Also travelling were Ben Briggs, Elizabeth Campbell, Lucy Smith, Amy Catherall, Hannah Harvey, Eleni Dermitzakis, Alexander Heatley, Francesca Harvey and Darren Smith.

Age group winners: Alex Wray – 100m freestyle, 50m backstroke; Tom Neal – 50m backstroke; Olivia Lee – 50m & 100m freestyle, 50m & 100m backstroke, 50m breaststroke, 50m fly and 100m IM; Angelina Freeman – 50m & 100m freestyle, 50m & 100m backstroke, 50m & 100m breaststroke, 50m fly and 100m IM.

Other awards: Alexander Heatley – 50m Backstroke; Alex Wray – 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke, 50m & 100m breaststroke; Charlotte Youds – 50m & 100m backstroke, 50m Fly; Tom Neal – 100m & 200m backstroke, 50m & 100m fly; Ciara Shlackman – 100m Backstroke; Olivia Lee – 100m breaststroke.