SWIMMING: Records broken at Grantham club championships

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Two Lincolnshire records were broken at Grantham Swimming Club’s club championships at The Meres leisure centre.

Nine-year-old Freya Colbert swam a superb 400m individual medley and bettered the old county record by an astonishing five seconds.

Leah Roughan, 13, Leah also delivered a superb performance, breaking the county record in 200m butterfly, to rank herself second in Great Britain for her age group.

Amazingly, 36 club records were also broken at the championship, displaying showing great strength amongst the current crop of swimmers: Leah (11), Freya (10), Sophie Culpin (5), Billy Reed (3), William Hawkes (3), Hannah Ford (2), Molly Colbert (1), Archie Tagg (1).

Leah has already qualified for next year’s Nationals, while Sophie, William and Molly qualified for the Midland Championships.

Abigail Farkas, Issie Schofield, Thomas Lewis, Georgie Proctor and Amelia Peters are all close to Midlands qualifying times.

Qualifying for the Lincolnshire County Championships for the first time were Hannah Berwick, Isabel Ingleton, Annabel Roberts, Sophie Sutton, and Aidan Wright.