SWIMMING: Super Sophie smashes British record

On-song: South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club's county reprasentatives. Photo supplied
On-song: South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club's county reprasentatives. Photo supplied
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SOUTH Lincs Competitive Swimming Club enjoyed another record-breaking day at rounds two and three of the county championship.

Two galas were held at Meridian Leisure Centre in Louth, with the Spalding-based club excelling across the board.

The stand-out moment of the day saw Sophie Taylor smash the British disability record for the female SB6 in the 200m breaststroke with a sensational time of 4.21.48mins.

The previous record was clocked way back in 1996, with Taylor’s new best subject to ratification.

An impressive 39 PBs were set in the morning session, as Cheryl Wilson bettered her midland time (MQT) for the backstroke and gained a new MQT in the 100m freestyle.

Other MQTs were gained by Harry Bumfrey (100m fly), Ryan Horrocks (200m IM) and Emily McCann (100m and 200m breaststroke).

A further 25 PBs rolled in the afternoon, with South Lincs’ newboy William Swain producing an amzing swim in the 50m back to just beating Ryan Horrocks to first place.

The ever-impressive Wilson also improved on her 200m IM MQT, as did Bumfrey in the 100m free.

Also impressing was Mathew Gray, who consistently swims at the same amazing pace. He has six events remaining and is hoping to get a straight sweep of PBs and gain another two MQTs.

Overall, South Lincs clocked five wins, seven second places, seven more thirds and eight MQTs.

• Also competing were: Georgia Roberts, Serena Leadbeater, Jamie Reeves, Rebecca McKenzie, Eleanor Templer, Alice Gowing, Luke Elliott, Matthew Gray, Colin O’Reilly, Ashley Berg, Madden Wright, Gemma Baker, James Hook, Calvin Wilson, Chiara Leadbeater, Natasha Berg, Emily Blackbourn, Amy Reeves, Philippa West, Bethany Walker, Sian Roberts, George Wensor, Reggie Reeves, Jordan Templer and Donna Wilson.