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Young town swimmers excel at County Championships

Liam Moakes 16th Feb, 2016 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016

REDDITCH Swimming Club enjoyed great success at the annual Worcestershire County Championships.

The event, held over five gruelling days across three weekends in January and February, involves the elite swimmers from clubs across the county, as well as clubs from Herefordshire and the Black Country.

A team of 12 boys, 29 girls and two masters swimmers represented Redditch. Each swimmer had previously achieved eligibility to compete in the championships by reaching a challenging qualifying time in individual strokes and distances.

The Redditch swimmers rose to the occasion and won 23 golds, 21 silvers and 18 bronze medals. Fourteen achieved a phenomenal 52 Regional Qualifying Times, allowing the swimmers to compete at a higher level.

More than 90 per cent of the club’s swimmers recorded at least one personal best time, with some swimmers achieving PBs in all the events they entered.

Paul Hartland, vice-chairman of Redditch Swimming Club, said: “This is a fantastic result for the club and for the individual swimmers.

“It is a reflection of the long training, hard work and dedication that all of the swimmers show to the sport.”

Redditch Swimming Club is a competitive club that develops swimmers from a Learn to Swim programme up to competing at national standards. If you want to know more about the club visit www.redditchswim.org.uk or contact head coach Chris Britt at coach@redditchswim.org.uk.

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