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Deepings Swimming Club members show personal best form at Lincolnshire County Championships




Deepings Swimming Club bagged 18 medals on the second weekend of the Lincolnshire County Championships, setting some huge personal bests along the way.

The 24-strong squad arrived at the Meres Leisure Centre, Grantham, in peak condition after a month of intensive training following the festive break.

The squad's efforts were rewarded with a series of strong swims over the 14 races they contested.

The Deepings Swimming Club squad parade some of the 18 medals they won at the LincolnshireCounty Championships in Grantham.Photo supplied. (28368231)
The Deepings Swimming Club squad parade some of the 18 medals they won at the LincolnshireCounty Championships in Grantham.Photo supplied. (28368231)

Maya Sangiorgio got Deepings off to a perfect start by taking gold in the girls' 10-11 years' 400m freestyle, clocking a massive 31-second personal best.

Then Bethany Eagle-Brown set a new club record of 4:33.81 to win silver in the girls' 16 and over 400m.

In the 400m individual medley, Lilly Tappern won bronze with a six-second personal best which also saw her achieve a Midlands qualifying time.

The action then switched to the shorter events where Sangiorgio took centre stage again, slicing ten seconds off her personal best to win gold in the 200m freestyle.

Sangiorgio went on to complete a perfect hat-trick, touching first in the 100m butterfly after swimming a nine-second personal best.

Both the 200m freestyle and 100m butterfly were to prove fruitful hunting ground for Deepings after, in the 12-years age group, Holly Roffe took huge chunks off her personal bests to take double gold.

Eagle-Brown bettered her 400m freestyle silver with gold in the 16 and over 200m freestyle, setting her second club record of the meet, while Tappern touched home first in the 13 years' 100m butterfly.

Roffe showed her versatility by taking bronze in the 100m individual medley and silver in the 200m breaststroke, the latter by setting a 13-second personal best to cap a fine weekend of racing.

There was another gold for Eagle-Brown, this time in the 100m individual medley, with Lorna McGill claiming silver in the 16 and over 200m breaststroke, while Holly Leggott took bronze in the 16 years' 50m backstroke.

Two boys made sure that Deepings' final medal tally would be nine golds, three silvers and six bronzes.

Deepings head coach Lynn Chapman (7308258)
Deepings head coach Lynn Chapman (7308258)

Tom Neal continued his dominance in the backstroke with gold in the 16 and over 50m, adding bronze in the 100m butterfly, while Tom Adams swam a season's bests to collect a pair of bronzes in the 200m freestyle and 100m individual medley respectively.

Deepings head coach Lynn Chapman said: "We saw some phenomenal swimming from everyone and the effort from all the swimmers was outstanding.

"Their skills were excellent and the results were some well-deserved personal bests and lots of medals."


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