Four our of four for Sutton swim star Ruslan

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Sutton Swimming Club are once again celebrating success for talented young member Ruslan Golubs as he won four medals in four events at his latest competition.

Ruslan represented East Midlands Schools at the ESSA Inter-Divisional Championships, which were held in a 50m pool at the Liverpool Aquatic Centre.

Swimming in the junior boy’s events Ruslan first competed in the 100m breaststroke event, winning his first gold medal of the competition in a time of 1.10.63.

Ruslan then took part in the 4x100m medley relay event and swam the breaststroke leg.

The East Midlands team did extremely well and again won the gold medal in a collective time of 4.14.87.

Ruslan stayed overnight in a Liverpool hotel with his East Midlands team mates and competed the following day in the 200m breaststroke event for 12/14yr olds.

He suffered with leg cramp during the race, but still managed to win the silver medal.

Ruslan finally competed in the 4x100m freestyle relay event and again secured success.

This race saw the team win the bronze medal, meaning that Ruslan had secured medals in all four of his events.

He is now preparing for the British National Age Group Championships which take place this week at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge pool.

Sutton ended the season in fantastic form on Saturday, picking up the JC Dobbs Spring Competition at Hucknall Leisure Centre.

On the night Sutton ended up finishing as runners-up to Radford Swimming Club by just one point.

However, when the night’s points were added to those from the previous two rounds it was Sutton who ended up as overall winners. The JC Dobbs galas are a mixture of 25m and 50m individual races plus relays.

Most events have cut off times and if a swimmer goes faster than this time it results in no points being awarded or, even worse, five points being deducted for that swim. So manager’s team selections have to made very carefully.