Mansfield Swimming Club enjoy success at Birmingham city swimming championships

Mansfield swimming club were in action again at the weekend where they competed in the Birmingham city open meet.

Benjamin Canavan-Taylor, Brendan O’Keefe, Tom Howarth and Jess Howarth got off to a steady start swimming near their personal best times in their first couple of events.

The 100m individual medley did not disappoint either, with all four swimmers set new personal best times.

The 100m backstroke followed where Ben improved on his midland time in a time of 1.04.01.

On Sunday it started off with the 200m backstroke where Ben achieved his third midland time in 2.18.92.

Tom achieved his 50m breaststroke in 33.25. The 100m freestyle saw all three boys set new personal best times with Brendan joining Tom and Ben in the midland event.

Jess improved her 100m freestyle in a time of 1.08.8 and is getting very close to her midland qualifying time, She now realises that she can do this and is hungry for the next race.

The boys 200m IM saw all three set new best times with Ben gaining his fourth midland time. There is a great sense of believe in our swimmers and they proved that at the weekend.

Oli Hempsall travelled to the city of Norwich long course open meet where he set a brilliant new time of 1.01.9 in the 100m fly which qualified him for the Midland Championsips.

He followed this with 29.74 in the 50m back and another midland time. Oli later finished second in the final of the 50m free just outside his PB.

Oli is very close to the national time in this event with many people at Mansfield Swimming Club believing he will get this time very soon.

Oli received the President’s Shield this year from the club in recognition of his efforts in training and work as a role model for the club.