Mansfield and Ashfield swimmers bring curtain down on domestic season

HUCKNALL and Linby Dolphins news.
HUCKNALL and Linby Dolphins news.

All three Mansfield and Asfield clubs were in action as they brought the domestic swimming season to a close at a series of summer meets in Nottingham and Sheffield.

At the inaugural Notts ASA Summer Meet in the new, £16 million Harvey Hadden Sports Village, swimmers from Mansfield, Sherwood Colliery and Sutton dominated the lanes in the 50m competition pool, amassing 93 medals between them and bringing home countless new season and long course, personal best times.

Leading the Mansfield SC charge, Rhys Taylor (15) took four Golds (100, 200 and 400m reestyle and 200m individual Mmedley), Charlotte Bagueley (15) a silver (200m breaststroke) and two bronze (100m breaststroke and 200m backstroke), Brendan O’Keefe (17) a silver (400m freestyle), Ben Rees (18) a silver (400m freestyle) and Heidi Marriott (10) two bronzes (100m and 200m backstroke).

Stealing the show for Sherwood Colliery SC was 15 year-old Jade Young with four golds (100 and 200m breaststroke, 200m individual medley and 200m butterfly), a silver and bronze (200m freestyle and 100m freestyle).

Adding to the club’s 47 total medal haul, Matt Hull (14) secured three golds (200m and 400m freestyle and 200m backstroke), Holly Whitehead (14) two golds (100m and 200m freestyle) a Bronze (400m freestyle), Olivia Barrett (10) a gold (100m breaststroke) and three silvers (100m freestyle, 200m breaststroke and 200m individual medley), Abbie Scott (12) a gold (200m freestyle) and three silvers (100m and 400m freestyle and 200m individual medley), Lily Boseley (13) a gold (400m freestyle) and two silvers (100m and 200m breaststroke) and Rebecca Flisher (13) a gold (100m backstroke) and two silvers (200m ackstroke and 200m individual medley).

An additional six silvers went to Owen Harding (10) (100m, 200m and 400m freestyle, 100m and 200m breaststroke and 100m butterfly), Evie Timms (14) two silvers (100m backstroke, 200m freestyle) and a Bronze (100m Ffreestyle), Gracie Clifton (11) a silver (200m backstroke) and two bronzes (100m butterfly and 200m individual medley), Millie Standen (12) a Silver (100m backstroke) and bronze (200m backstroke), Natalee Meldrum (13) a silver (100m freestyle) and bronze (100m reaststroke), Emily Waldram (17) a silver (200m backstroke) and bronze (100m backstroke) and Bailey Ward (13) a silver (200m b utterfly). Completing the Sherwood medal-fest was 11 year-old Joseph Sadler with a bronze (200m freestyle) and Rebecca Hyatt (12) a bronze (200m breaststroke).

Swimming with the City of Sheffield squad at their long course, 50m Summer Meet, Sherwood’s Owen Ottaway (14) qualified for four finals (200m individual medley, 100m freestyle, 100m and 200m backstroke) and took bronze in the boys 14 years and under 200m individual medley.

Continuing their fantastic form of late, Sutton SC swimmers secured 35 Mmedals and leading the way was Neve Fergie with five golds (100m and 200m back, 100m, 200m and 400m Ffreestyle), closely followed by sister Mia with four (200m backstroke, 200m individual medley, 100m and 200m butterfly).

Chloe Quinn took three golds (100 and 200m butterfly and 200m backstroke) and two Bbronze, Keira Dobbs three golds (200m individual medley, 100m and 200m butterfly) and a silver, Hollie Dove two golds (100 and 200m breaststroke) and Alice Jones two golds (100m and 200m freestyle).

Other medallists included Sophie Bunker, Tillitha Oud, Lauren Quinn, Nicola Peach, Joshua Leeson, Jim Fergie and Michael Senior.

Whilst most of the swimmers now head off on well-earned breaks, a number of others are finalising their training programmes before competing in the British National and ASA English Summer Championships taking place at Ponds Forge in Sheffield over the next fortnight.