SWIMMING: Skill and speed on show as club collects 38 accolades

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Eleven members of South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club collected an impressive haul of 38 medals between them at the Major Oak Open Meet (level 3) in Mansfield.

Swimmers Samantha and Matthew Millington, and Amelia Fovargue, enjoying their first competition here.

Head coach Callum Lawson, who was supported by Michelle Elliott and Nicky Mitchell, said: “There were great swims, lots of skill and plenty of speed.”

Medal table: Girls 10 years: Amelia Fovargue bronze in 50 freestyle, 50 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke.

Girls 11 years: Emily McCann gold in 50 freestyle, 200 IM, silver in 50 breaststroke, 100 breaststroke.

Boys 12 years: Luke Blanchard silver in 50 backstroke, bronze in 50 butterfly.

Girls 13 years: Alice Gowling gold 200 butterfly, bronze 50 freestyle, 50 backstroke.

Boys 13 years: Matthew Gray gold 200 backstroke and 100 backstroke, silver in 200 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 100 breaststroke, bronze in 200IM.

Girls 14 years: Eleanor Templer gold in 400 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200IM, 100 backstroke; Gemma Baker silver in 200 backstroke, bronze in 50 breastroke, 200 freestyle.

Boys 14 years: Luke Elliott gold in 100 IM, 200 fly, 100 fly, 200 freestyle, 100 backstroke.

Boys 15 years: Tom Mitchell gold 200 backstroke, 100 backstroke, silver 50 backstroke, bronze 400 freestyle, 200IM.

n The club recently hosted four galas at Spalding pool. Covering 19 events, swimmers from all squads competed fiercely with some senior swimmers achieving their Midland Short Course qualifying times.

Thanks to all volunteers and helpers that made these competitions so successful.