Stevenage win shield

Stevenage s young swimmers showed great potential by retaining the Spring Sprint Shield Junior Gala at their home pool. The visiting clubs were Buntingford, Hemel Hempsted, Bushey, Bishop s Stortford and Cheshunt. Stevenage s team was made up of girls and

Stevenage's young swimmers showed great potential by retaining the Spring Sprint Shield Junior Gala at their home pool.

The visiting clubs were Buntingford, Hemel Hempsted, Bushey, Bishop's Stortford and Cheshunt. Stevenage's team was made up of girls and boys from under-10s to under-14s.

The winning team was Abigail Lence, Emily Arnold, Olivia Hazell, Sophie Copping, Rachel Garner, Charlotte Bott, Megan Nation, Kirsty Hamshere, Georgia Hazell, Zoe Buckley, Sophie Arnold, Tanya Gupta, Holly Moss, Grace O'Neil, Florence Scott, Rhiannon Gillon, Lucy Crocker, Abby Livingstone, Grace Coventry, Matthew McPherson, Ben Gransby, Kieran McGowan, Cameron Smith, Conner Fenner Toora, Joshua Andrews, Martyn Walton, James Lence, Lewis Smith, Leif Thomas, Jamie McPherson, Matthew Reah, Joshua Finch, Luke Ames, Jack Jarrett, Matthew Costello, Ryan Butler, Joe Lacey and Jak Littlechild.

Four Stevenage swimmers travelled down to Sussex to swim at the level one licensed long course meet in Crawley's new 50m pool - K2.


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Clubs came from as far afield as Exeter, Winchester and Ipswich and all the swimmers were of national standard.

The swimmers who all achieved long course personal bests were Christie Bays (50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke), Carina Bays (50m and 100m breaststroke and 50m freestyle), Ross Gillon (50m freestyle) and Jake Robinson (50m backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle, 100m breaststroke and freestyle, plus 200m breaststroke and individual medley).

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