Mid Beds Swim Squad with 56 medal haul

Mid Beds Swim Squad with their medals. PNL-160113-121624002
Mid Beds Swim Squad with their medals. PNL-160113-121624002

The medal rush continued for Mid Beds swimmers sponsored by LV= when over 20 competed in the Windsor Open meet in December.

All swimmers produced some stunning swims, confirmed by the 76 personal best times set over the weekend, plus a tally of 56 medals.

Charlotte Ashwin topped the gold medal table with six gold medals. The long list of medalists includes Jack Ryan (1 gold, 3 silvers), Gemma Trott (2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze), James McFarland (2 silvers, 1 bronze), Georgina Curtis(1 gold, 3 bronze), Rhea Mason (2 golds, 2 silvers, 1 bronze),Rachel Andrews (2 golds, 2 bronze), Rebecca Grogan (2 bronze), Lauren Wilson (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze), Lauren Goodyear (1 silver), Zoe Griffiths (4 golds), Lauren Thomas (1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze), Ben Sarsfield (1 bronze), Edward McFarland (2 bronze, 1 silver), Niamh Wase (1 bronze, 1 silver), William Lowrie (1 bronze), Scott Neave (2 golds), Molly Bow (1 bronze) and George Hart (1 gold).

As the season picks up momentum, the club is hoping to continue their success looking to increase their number of swimmers qualifying at Regional and National levels throughout the year.

Congratulations to George Hart for achieving his first regional time at the meet smashing his previous best in the 400 Individual Medley by over 20 seconds.

Regional qualification was also claimed by Charlotte Ashwin, James McFarland and Lauren Wilson joining club swimmers Jack Ryan, Aaron Hird, Molly Bow, Georgina Curtis, Lauren Thomas, Zoe Griffiths, and Rhea Mason who have already qualified for Regionals so far this season.

Head coach Tom McManus said “I am delighted with the performances from all of our swimmers at this competitive and well ran meet in Windsor, which was our target meet for phase one of the season.

“The swimmers have shown growth and development in all areas of their swimming and their hard work and commitment is showing. To achieve 76 personal bests and 56 medals so early in the season is exceptional and very promising for the remainder of the season.”