Sherwood swimmers end the year in style

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Sherwood Colliery Swimming Club rounded off the year in style with a superb display in their own annual Club Championships.

Held over three weekends, swimmers between the ages of five and 50 years old kept the statisticians busy with a total of 47 new club records and many individual personal best, county and Midland regional qualifying times.

Oldest competitors, 50-year-old Sue Day, Gail Wheatley (48) and Mark Pring (46), lined up as eight-year-olds Olivia Barrett, Isabel Fletcher and Charles Austin became the youngest new record holders, setting 12 new records between them.

Joining them in the record books were Joseph Lewis (9), Rebecca Hyatt (10), Ethan Barraclough (11), Adam Pring (11), Lily Boseley (12), Owen Ottaway (12), Jade Young (13), Elliot Clogg (13), Hannah Carnell (14), Esme Wood (14) and Imogen Gould (18).

In the individual events, it was a clean sweep of wins across all 13 events for Owen Ottaway (12) and Hannah Carnell (14) with Adam Pring on 12 and Imogen Gould 11.

Additionally, taking individual first place wins were eight-year-olds Olivia Barrett, Charles Austin, Isabel Fletcher and Harry Lewis, nine-year-olds Joseph Lewis, Lucy Carter, David Sroka & Suranne Cave, 10-year-olds Rebecca Hyatt, William Darrington, Joseph Sadler, Amelia Tunnicliffe & Alex Slaney, 11-year-olds Millie Standen, Shannon Barrett, Ethan Barraclough & Grace Angus, 12-year-olds Lily Boseley, Evie Timms & Emily James, 13-year-olds Elliot Clogg, Jade Young, Nathaniel Wood, Holly Whitehead, Thomas Fletcher, Owen Wakefield, Laura Oxley & Sophie Malbon, 14-year-olds Esme Wood & Carrick Brewster, 15-year-olds Emily Waldram, Nathan Staley & Olivia Gould, 17yr old Luke Carnell and 18yr olds Robert Barton, Lewis Steptoe, Kieran McGinley and Jamie Harby.