Sutton start new swimming season with a league title

Swimmers Sophie Bunker, 17, and Liam Marsh, 16, receiving Sutton B's champions award.
Swimmers Sophie Bunker, 17, and Liam Marsh, 16, receiving Sutton B's champions award.

In the first galas of the new season, Sutton Swimming Club started as they mean to go on as their B team were crowned champions of the Sports Centre League’s Third Division.

Sutton B made it a clean sweep of four victories from four league galas and were duly promoted to Division Two. In the final gala, held at Hucknall Leisure Centre, they amassed a total of 176 points, fully 39 clear of runners-up Ilkeston, with Arnold third on 134.

Two of the squad’s most experienced swimmers, 17-year-old Sophie Bunker and 16-year-old Liam Marsh, received the champions award.

In Division One of the same league, a re-scheduled Third Round, held at Watermeadows in Mansfield, saw Sutton continue their fine run with a third successive win. With two rounds to go, they are now in a strong position to retain the title, delighting head coach Lee Bunker.