Trio of medals for young swimmers

Bridlington Swimming Club
Bridlington Swimming Club

Six Bridlington swimmers competed at the Stocksbridge Pentaqua Long-Course Open Meet at Sheffield and rose to the challenge of competing in the 10-lane, 50m international pool at Ponds Forge.

With 21 personal best times and three medals, all of the swimmers proved that their hard work in training is paying off.

There were some particularly outstanding performances from Danielle Coverdale who fought hard to secure a bronze in the 100m backstroke after a blistering first 50 metres.

Niamh Hall improved on her 200m individual medley mark by a massive 25.5 seconds, and Brook Hughes produced a textbook 50m backstroke swim to achieve an excellent silver medal, adding to three individual personal best times.

Jasmine Sissons goes from strength to strength, and used her attacking power and determination to return excellent and significant personal best times in five of her six events .

Dru Hall’s hard work in training since Christmas paid off with a fabulous attacking swim in the 100m freestyle, slicing a massive 9.75 seconds off his old best time and adding to a long course PB in the 100m butterfly.

Lewis Hebden completed another outstanding swim in his main event the 100m Breaststroke, with an eight-second long course PB to add to a further three personal best times, along with a bronze medal in his freestyle event.

Head coach Chris Hill said: “ These guys have been really committed to the increased intensity of training over the past year and it’s starting to pay off.

“It’s an exciting period for the club, moving into the new pool next month. We are hoping to recruit new members who are interested in competing and achieving similar success.

“I see huge potential from the whole squad, we have a long way to go and expect the times to keep tumbling. I was proud to see these swimmers put everything into their swims and they are a credit to themselves and the club.”