Sophie is golden girl of the pool

Sophie Taylor ANL-140318-105901001
Sophie Taylor ANL-140318-105901001
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Sophie Taylor of South Lincolnshire Competitive Swimming Club was in superb form when taking on the nation’s best disabled young swimmers in Sheffield.

The teenager showed what a class act she is over a 25m short course pool at the DSE Junior and Youth Championships at Ponds Forge.

The 17 year-old, who has cerebral palsy, came away with gold medals in all of her events within the S7 youth categories.

She took the 400m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 100m breaststroke and 50m freestyle and is now training hard for her next major competition, the Open British Internationals in Glasgow next month.

Meanwhile, Millie Pinguenet and Mollie Briggs made winning debuts for South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club in the opening round of the Junior Lincs League at Gainsborough.

They won the nine and under breaststroke and nine and under Freestyle respectively as well as teaming up with Petronella George and Madeline Haunch in the victorious freestyle relay quartet

The young newcomers were supported by club vice captains Alice Gowing and Luke Elliott, plus junior club captains Emily McCann and Lucy Baker.

McCann won the 12 and under breaststroke and backstroke events while Lucy Houghton (11/u breaststroke) and Samuel Fovargue (9/u butterfly) took the number of wins on the night to seven. 

A number of close finishes and a host of personal bests showed the potential this young team has for the future.

Other team members included K. Clifton, M. Trevor, A. Hodgett, D. Saines, E. Cookson, B. Jackson-Chilvers, T. Booth, M. O’Reilly, A. Fovargue, I. Fovargue, S. Millington and M. Millington.