After a 6 to 7 hour journey on the Friday for most swimmers to Plymouth it was a chance for British and national qualifying times for July .
A group of 14 swimmers Amy Grant , krissy Tomlinson, Heather Parmour, Georgina Walker, Sophie Yendal, Abi Mason, Megan Thomas, Tia Stirland, Sian Heap , Rhianna Owen, Angelina, Kyle Swannick, Ethan Billinge, Joel Muir they didn’t disappoint with grit and determination and not forgetting great skills which is always a pleasure to see. They produced great swims against a high class of swimmers over the 2 days.
Over the weekend of the 108 swims 3 were new swims. Of the remaining 25% were PBS, which considering they had only just done the midland championships was very good.
Medals won by Sophie Yendal 2 golds 1 bronze Amy Grant 1 silver Ethan Billinge 2x bronze.
Finals Ethan x6 Sophie x4 Joel x3 Abi X2 Amy x1 and Georgina x1
Pbs by krissy , Heather, Rhianna, Abi, Sian, Joel and Ethan.
It was great to see the team bonding in and out of the pool and support the swimmers gave each other and the fantastic support from all the parents .
My thanks goes out to Danny working along side me over a tiring weekend as well as team managers Nigel and Kirsty for the help when needed, and to all the parents getting the swimmers with different lifts to the pool and their support.
Well done everyone you all did City of Derby proud
It was an amazing weekend and a pleasure to be part of it.
Mid Dev Coach Richard Tomlinson