SWIMMING: Second place for Grantham’s Leah in regional competition

Leah Roughan
Leah Roughan
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Grantham Swimming Club’s Leah Roughan delivered an outstanding performance to finish second at the ASA Central Zone Championships last weekend.

Qualifying times were tough, so just two swimmers represented Grantham Swimming Club in the 50m pool at Corby.

Leah proved she is one of the best breaststroke swimmers in the region. The 13-year-old finished runner-up in the girls’ 14 years 200m breaststroke and third in the 100m breaststroke. Both Leah’s times, (2:46.69 and 1:18.45) were not only great personal bests and ASA Age Group National Times, but also new ASA Lincolnshire County records. She also swam 400 IM and 200 IM, breaking the club record in both events.

Sophie Culpin also qualified to compete at the championship and swam well too. She set three club records in 50m, 100m and 200m butterfly, with her highest placing in the 200m, finishing 13th.

Overall, with various 50m splits, Leah and Sophie set seven new club records and did Grantham proud.