More N&D success for fab five

THERE were more medals and personal best times when five Dyke House College swimmers dived into the pool at the Sunderland Aquatic Centre.

 

THERE were more medals and personal best times when five Dyke House College swimmers dived into the pool at the Sunderland Aquatic Centre.

The members of the AquaForce Swimming Academy were back for the second weekend of the Northumberland & Durham Championships and there were some good results.

Jack Ridley, ranked first in Britain for his 100m backstroke, lived up to his growing reputation again, while Charley Groves impressed and competed in the girls at the same 12-year-old age group.

Charley’s best displays arrived in the 100m backstroke, touching with a PB 1:20.77, and then in the 50m Freestyle she reached the final and finished fourth, narrowly missing out on bronze with a time of 30.89sec.

Jack, pictured above, had another fantastic weekend in his five events – and recorded new best times in four of those.

His gold arrived in the 100m backstroke when he followed up a PB of 1:12.87 to qualify with an even quicker finish of 1:10.55 to claim gold.

In the 100m breaststroke his 1:21.37 was a massive PB and that secured silver. There was also a silver in the 50m backstroke when he finished with a PB 33.09sec.

Jack claimed a bronze in the 200m butterfly by finishing in 2:47.48, again another huge PB. He also finished fourth in the 200m freestyle and that included a qualifying PB time of 2.26.20.

Reece Robinson competed in two events in the 15-year-old age group.

He smashed his personal bests in both the 100m breaststroke and the 50m backstroke; finishing eight in 1:17.55 and 12th in 33.71sec respectively.

Callum Bomersbach and Chris Mayes, pictured above, competed in the 16-years and over age group, a tough category competing against swimmers much older than themselves.

Callum recorded a PB time of 26.28sec in the 50m freestyle, while Chris qualified for the finals to finish eighth after his heat stage of 1:12.29.

BY DYKE HOUSE REPORTER
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