It’s a Top Club treble for Modernian swimmers

The triumphant Modernian squad proudly display their trophies
The triumphant Modernian squad proudly display their trophies

Modernian swimmers have won the Top Club competition for the third year running at the Bedfordshire County Championships, held over two weekends at Inspire: Luton.

The club topped the table with a haul of 80 gold medals, 71 silvers, and 43 bronzes.

Modernian swimmers also set six county long course records through Brandon Nabarro (50m free, 100m back and 200m back), Oliver Maltby (50m back and 100m butterfly) and Rebecca Burton (200m breast).

Burton’s record was the oldest county record to be broken; having previously stood for 35 years.

Modernian swimmers also set 550 new PBs, 141 east region qualifying times and six British Swimming Championships qualifying times.

Aiyana Lawson has qualified for seven events at the British Swimming Championships and will be heading off to the London Aquatics Centre in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in mid-April to compete.

Three of the club’s younger swimmers won their respective age groups: Tia Wilson, Jamie McCaffray, and Lawson.

Head coach Vicky Simpson said: “We swam as a team, we cheered as a team and we celebrated as a team.

“If everyone invests in the long term goals, and is prepared to put the work and effort in to help each swimmer achieve their potential, this club will be a force to be reckoned with nationally.”