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SWIMMING: Isobel in top 10 with personal best

The third weekend of the Lincolnshire Championships at Grantham on Sunday saw South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club collect 21 medals - six gold, nine silver and six bronze.

There were also numerous regional qualifying times and club records achieved by the swimmers.

South Lincs
South Lincs

Isobel Gosling collected gold in the 200m butterfly in a new girls 11 years age group club record of 2 minutes 41.03 seconds.

A personal best by more than 14 seconds sees her move into the top 10 in the British rankings in this event.

In a tense 50m butterfly final, Gosling swam strongly in the second half of the race to win gold by just one-hundredth of a second in a personal best of 34.78 seconds.

She also took silver in the 50m breaststroke in 41.42 seconds and bronze in the 100m freestyle in 1.08.47.

Ellisha Cookson maintained her outstanding form over the weekend - claiming gold in the girls 15 years age group 50m breaststroke, dominating the heats and finals.

The heat time of 34.65 seconds was a new club record and her finals swim saw Cookson win the senior championship title.

She went on to claim gold in the girls 200m butterfly in a new personal best time of 2.28.85 and added two silver medals to her collection in the finals of the 100m freestyle (1.00.97) and 50m butterfly (30.62) both in new personal best times.

Ellisha Cookson
Ellisha Cookson

Aurinija Maliauskaite collected a hat-trick of medals in the girls 15 years age group.

She led a South Lincs clean sweep of the medals in the 100m freestyle, claiming gold in a new personal best time of 1.00.07.

There was also a personal best in the 50m breaststroke as she took the silver medal in a time of 37.26 and to finish the day she added a bronze medal in the 50m butterfly in 31.09.

Daisy Rummery joined the roll call of South Lincs swimmers who have become county champions in 2019.

She swept to victory and the top of the podium in the girls 15 years age group 100m backstroke with a new personal best time of 1.10.62 to clinch her first-ever county gold medal.

Emma Croker was on fine sprint form over the day as she collected a hat-trick of silver medals in the girls 14 years age group.

She started her campaign in the 100m backstroke with a new personal best time of 1.08.19 to collect her first medal.

Croker went on to post a personal best in the 100m freestyle with an outstanding time of 59.40 in the final and set a new club record in the process.

Her third medal came in the 50m butterfly where she improved her own club record with a heat time of 29.43.

Nitesh Anbazhagan claimed two medals over the day.

He got bronze in the boys 13 years age group 50m butterfly with a time of 33.33 in the heats to set a new personal best time.

Anbazhagan went on to collect the silver medal in the 50m breaststroke with a time of 37.46 seconds.

Charlotte Ciuberkyte collected her first-ever county championship medal as she fought her way back through the field of the girls 13 years age group 50m breaststroke to claim the silver medal in a new personal best time of 38.33.

Oliver Sorrell won a bronze medal in the boys 12 years age group 200m butterfly with a huge personal best time by 11 seconds in 2.59.27.

Dusty Saines produced a new personal best in the girls 15 years age group 100m freestyle to win the bronze medal in 1.03.02.

Edward Skells produced a tremendous swim in the boys 15 years age group 100m backstroke to also claim a bronze medal and set a three-second personal best time of 1.09.35.

The South Lincs swimmers also made a further 24 finals where they placed fourth to eighth. They were Frank Lamb, Lucas Garlike, Atticus Strickland, Erin Siggee, Beatrice Finch, Andre Ubaviciute, Anya Strickland, Mollie Briggs, Esther Skells and Luke Blanchard.


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