SWIMMING: South Lincs seal spree of fine finishes

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Spalding-based South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club had a host of fine finishes at the Robin Hood Open in Sheffield.

The club, based at the Castle Sports Complex, also saw a number of swimmers smash their personal best times (PB) at the Level One meet.

In the 400m freestyle, Eleanor Templer (13 years) grabbed second place, while Tom Mitchell (15) was third.

Emilly McCann (11) took third in the 200m breaststroke, with Ryan Horrocks (13) matching that effort.

South Lincs had two third places in the 200m fly, thanks to Alce Gowing (13) and Luke Elliott (14).

Will Swain (13) grabbed second spot in the 200m freestyle , while in the 200m backstroke Matthew Gray (13) was third.

Elliott sealed two more fine finishes with second in the 100m fly and 50m back, as did Gray (second) in the 100m back and Swain (second) in the 50m free.

• South Lincs finished in third place at the Deepings 50/200m Open Meet.

Luke Blanchard was the stand-out performer as he finished third in the ‘top boy’ competition.

In the 12 years category, he won the 50m back, 200m breast and 50m fly and was second in the 200m IM and 50m breast.

• Other South Lincs results: 50m free: Dusty Saines (9yrs) 3rd; Samantha Millington (10) 1st; Oliver Booth (10) 1st. 50m back: Dusty Saines (9) 3rd; Amelia Fovargue (10) 3rd. 50m breast: Lucy Houghton (10) 1st; Amelia Fovargue (10) 2nd; Atticus Strickland (10) 2nd; Tim Wakefield (13) 2nd. 200m breast: Oliver Booth (10) 1st; Matthew Millington (10) 3rd; Lucy Houghton (10) 2nd; Amelia Fovargue (10) 3rd; Tim Wakefield (13) 2nd. 200m IM: Amelia Fovargue (10) 2nd.

• South Lincs recently held two club championship galas at the Castle pool, with a number of county and Midland Short Course times achieved.

A club statement read: “There were some great swims at the club championships. They can be proud of their achievements.”