Grantham Swimming Club invited Melton Swimming Club to a friendly gala last weekend to give newer swimmers at each club a chance to compete in a more relaxed atmosphere.
Swimmers from both clubs delivered some great performances. The friendly competition did not stop swimmers recording some very good times, with many Grantham swimmers improving by more than 30 seconds on their 200m freestyle personal best times.
Matthew Smith, Annabelle Roberts, Hannah Blake, Hannah Berwick, Abby Ward and Ella Coleman all achieved 2013 County qualification times in specific events for the first time.
The event proved to be a good indicator as to up and coming talent, and those taking part will now be aiming to qualify for the Counties next year.