SWIMMING: Grantham club county championship performance is best to date

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Grantham Swimming Club delivered their best performance to date in the Lincolnshire County ASA Championships this year.

Swimmers broke their own record regarding the number of medals won in the club’s history with 29 gold medals, 30 silver medals and 36 bronze medals. Leah Roughan swam some phenomenal races, not only winning most of them, but also becoming overall county champion four times over. The club also achieved four national standard times.

Grantham swimmers also qualified for the Midland Championships, to be held in Coventry later in the year, in 36 races. Leah Roughan, Hannah Ford, Sophie Culpin, Bella Williams, William Hawkes and Thomas Lewis all qualified as they had hoped, but it was 11-year-old Amelia Peters who surprised the team with her great performance by achieving a regional qualification time for the first time.

Club members also broke a number of club records: Leah Roughan (13), William Hawkes (8), Thomas Lewis (3), Bella Williams (1), Hannah Ford (1) and Lara Hawkes (1).

Others who delivered fantastic performances and won medals were Abigail Farkas, siblings Kendall and Emma Wilkins, Harry Fowler, Maddie Barnes, George Berwick, Molly Fowler, Harriett Lander, Eleanor Lythgoe and Hannah Underwood.

+ If you would like to be part of Grantham Swimming Club’s successful and growing swim team, e-mail granthamsc@gmail.com