Grantham swimmers show stamina at long distance event

Swimmers from Grantham performed well at county championships opener.
Swimmers from Grantham performed well at county championships opener.

Fifteen swimmers from Grantham achieved the required qualifying times to compete at county level in the first events of the Lincolnshire County Championships held at The Meres last weekend.

These 800m (girls’) and 1500m (boys ) events required stamina, effort and commitment which were duly shown by Grantham’s swimmers.

Abigail Farkas showed the biggest improvement, beating her personal best time in the 800m by 29 seconds. Cameron Cow fought strongly in the 1500m to the last moment and came first out of all the Grantham boys, recording a 29 seconds improvement, breaking a club record and winning a county silver medal.

Thomas Lewis improved his time by 22 seconds and broke a club record. William Hawkes swam a 13-second personal best, broke a club record and gained first place in his age group.

Lara Hawkes swam a small personal best time, broke a club record and won a county silver medal.

Freya Colbert also swam well, despite recent illness, breaking a club record with a 15 seconds improvement which gave her a county bronze medal.

Both Lizzy Cambell and George Berwick showed big improvements of more than 22 seconds.

Cameron Chow, Thomas Lewis and William Hawkes all qualified to compete in this event at regional level and will compete at the Midlands Championships in Coventry later in the year.