Best for years

Stevenage S swimmers produced their best performance for many years at the Herts county championships. The club had 27 swimmers competing with the men finishing third, boys fourth, girls seventh and an overall sixth in the county. In the bagcats section,

Stevenage'S swimmers produced their best performance for many years at the Herts county championships.

The club had 27 swimmers competing with the men finishing third, boys fourth, girls seventh and an overall sixth in the county.

In the bagcats section, Christie Bays was first in the county for her age group (nine years), setting four new county records. She gained five gold medals, a silver and a bronze.

Kasharna Staines was ninth, gaining three golds, two silvers and one bronze medal and Molly Ewins came 10th and recorded personal bests in all her events.

Liam Doonan came seventh in his age group (nine years) gaining one silver medal, David Spicer came ninth gaining one bronze and Joseph Mileusnic was 12th and recorded some personal bests.

Thomas Worbey came seventh in his age group (10 years) with one bronze medal and Matthew Pallett came 15th gaining personal bests.

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In the 11-year-old age group, Jake Robinson came second gaining eight silver and a bronze medal.

Emma Stewart came eighth for the girls with two silvers, Danny Buckley came ninth gaining personal bests in all his events and Carina Bays 11th, Rhiannon Gillon 12th, Grace Coventry 15th and Tillie Farman 28th, all gaining personal bests.

In the 12-year-old age group, Jonathan Earp was 16th, Jack Steel 20th and Daniel Pallett 21st, all gaining personal bests.

Shaun Dempsey came seventh in his age group (13 years), gaining a gold and two silvers.

Katie Heasman was 17th in her age group (13 years) gaining personal bests.

Tony Keast came 12th in his age group (14 years) and gained a bronze medal.

Their youth results saw Jack George gain a silver and a bronze and Ross Gillon five bronze medals, while Isobel Dunnicliffe and Adam Dunnicliffe gained personal bests in their events.

In the open age group, Greg Lasenby received a bronze medal and Philip Aldwinckle received the championship trophy for the 400m individual medley.

The boys' junior medley and free team (Jack George, Tony Keast, Matt Levy and Ross Gillon) finished third in their events to earn bronze medals.

The men's medley and free team (Mark Aldwinckle, Philip Aldwinckle, Greg Lasenby and Adam Dunnicliffe) came fourth in their events.