Swimmers achieve new best times at Ponds Forge

Members of the Yorkshire Coast Swimming Club team who travelled to Sheffield
Members of the Yorkshire Coast Swimming Club team who travelled to Sheffield

Swimmers from two local clubs were involved in the Yorkshire County Long Course Championships in Sheffield.

Yorkshire Coast Swimming Club sent 12 youngsters to compete against the best in the county at Ponds Forge, and set a number of new personal best times.

Brandon Lino

Brandon Lino

Coach Juan Carlos Lino said: “It is a really proud moment to watch the swimmers progress from learning to swim to seeing them on the racing blocks at Ponds Forge preparing to race swimmers from across Yorkshire.

“The club encourages good team working and at the championships this was evident as all the swimmers supporting and encourage each other, with lots of cheering for their teammates in all the races.

“The team really did the club and themselves proud.”

There was also another round of outstanding performances from swimmers from Bridlington Swimming Club.

Lily Sellick, Dru Hall and Lewis Hebden were undaunted by their first encounter with the 10-lane 50m pool at Ponds Forge, and were able to return significant personal best times.

Sellick was first off in the girls’ 10-14 years 50m freestyle.

A perfect start led to a beautifully controlled swim with Sellick just hanging on in the last 10 metres to return a fabulous long course PB.

Hall was next in the boys’ 10-14 years 50m butterfly.

After a slow start, he clawed back with a powerful and determined swim.

Hitting ‘the wall’ at 35 metres, Hall found another kick and showed great determination to improve on his previous best time by two second.

Lewis Hebden was next in the boys’ 10-14 years 50m breaststroke.

He got off to a flying start, and attacked the swim from start to finish and also knocked two seconds off his personal best.

Yasmin Brown completed her last four of an outstanding seven county events by competiting in the 50m butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle.

She made her second final in the freestyle and once again just missed out on a medal but set new best times in all four events.

A spokesman said: “Well done to all of the county qualifiers, including Katie Nicholson and Danielle Coverdale. The club is proud of all our swimmers.”

Swimmers can join Yorkshire Coast Swimming club as soon as they are able to swim a length unaided. For more information about joining Yorkshire Coast Swimming club contact Juan Carlos Lino on 07463 973346 or visit the Yorkshire Coast Swimming Club Facebook page.

For details about bridlington Swimming Club, visit www.bridswimclub.co.uk or search for their page on Facebook.