Hard work pays off for Reece and Chris

CHRIS MAYES and Reece Robinson were back in action at the North East Regional Championships – and left satisfied with their performances.

 

DEDICATION: Chris Mayes and Reece Robinson (the two on the right) with Dyke House team-mates Callum Bomersbach and Cole Baldam 

CHRIS MAYES and Reece Robinson were back in action at the North East Regional Championships – and left satisfied with their performances.

In the 50m breaststroke, having qualified in a time of 33.6sec in 26th position in the youth and senior category, he touched with a personal best of 33.39sec to climb to 22nd.

That was an impressive time for the Dyke House and Aquaforce teenager, given many of the competitors were much older than himself; the oldest was 33-years old.

There were some very high level swimmers too who were British Swimming champions.

Chris was just short (0.36sec) of being selected for the Home Nations in the 100m breaststroke, but still recorded a personal best and is getting closer.

Reece, on the other hand, competed in the 200m breaststroke at the NERs.

He entered with a time of 3.00.3 and touched with a time of 2.54.65 - another massive PB to finish in 14th position in the 14-year-old age group.

Those were very good results, smashing personal best times from the boys after the previous week’s performances too at the Sunderland Aquatic Centre.

The relentless training from the pair is clearly paying off with steady improvements.

They are now working towards gaining qualifying times for the Winter Regional Championships by continuing to train six days a week and compete.

BY DYKE HOUSE REPORTER
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