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Deepings Swimming Club win a total of 46 medals at Lincolnshire County Championships




Deepings Swimming Club saw ten of its members win medals at the final weekend of the Lincolnshire County Championships in Louth.

The squad swam away with 28 medals, five golds, 13 silvers and 10 bronzes, at the Meridian Leisure Centre, bringing the club's total tally across the three weekends to an impressive 46 medals.

Seven club records also fell and multiple Midlands regional times were achieved after some terrific performances in the pool.

Deepings Swimming Club youngsters at the final weekend of the Lincolnshire County Championships.Photo supplied. (28862628)
Deepings Swimming Club youngsters at the final weekend of the Lincolnshire County Championships.Photo supplied. (28862628)

Holly Roffe continued her scintillating form with a hat-trick of gold medals, plus silver and bronze, in the girls' 12 years age group, taking her personal championship medal collection up to nine.

Two of Roffe's golds came with new club records in the 50m (31.10) and 100m freestyle (1:07.12).

She also took gold in the 50m butterfly, silver in the 100m breaststroke and bronze in the 50m breaststroke, putting her among the elite in her age group.

Lilly Tappern was also in record-breaking form she tore through the field in the girls' 13 years age group 200m butterfly, winning gold in a new club best of 2:36.84.

Tappern set her second club record in the 200 individual medley, knocking two seconds off the old mark which had stood for 13 years to win silver in a time of 2:36.39.

National swimmer Bethany Eagle-Brown lowered her own club record in the 100m freestyle to set a new mark of 58.03.

She won silver in the girls' 16 and over age group before adding another silver in the 200m butterfly and bronze in the 50m butterfly.

Deepings’ youngest medallist was Maya Sangiorgio who followed up last weekend’s trio of golden performance with three silvers.

In the 10-11years age group 50m freestyle, Sangiorgio broke a long-standing club record to touch home in second place in a time of 32.08.

She then added silvers in the 200m butterfly and 100m freestyle to complete her first-ever county championships in style.

Meanwhile, breaststroke specialist Lorna McGill broke her own 50m club record, swimming 35.78 to win bronze.

McGill also took silver in the 100m breaststroke race.

The Deepings' team added to the medal total throughout the weekend and across all events as Grace Edwards swam huge personal bests in the girls' 12 years 200 individual medley and 200m backstroke to win bronze in both events.

In the girls' 16 and over age group, Amy Tappern won silver in the 100m backstroke, while Holly Leggott claimed a brace of bronzes in the 50m freestyle and 200m backstroke.

Two boys also reached the podium, both in the 16 and over age group where Tom Neal won five medals, including a swim of sheer strength and determination in the 50m butterfly to take the final gold of the weekend.

Neal also won silvers in the 50m freestyle and both 100m and 200m backstroke events, plus bronze in the 100m freestyle.

Team-mate Tom Adams continued his run of season’s best racing with silver in the 50m breaststroke, bronze in the 100m breaststroke and bronze in the 200m butterfly.

Deepings Swimming Club head coach Lynn Chapman said: "Everyone was on fire at this year's 'Counties', with outstanding performances throughout the championships.

"The underwater skills were particularly impressive and shows how the swimmers are taking their training culture into competition.

Deepings Swimming Club head coach Lynn Chapman.Photo supplied.
Deepings Swimming Club head coach Lynn Chapman.Photo supplied.

"It has been a sensational weekend of racing for the club."



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