Trio’s na­tional boost SWIMMING

Harefield Gazette - - SPORT -

THREE Hilling­don Swimming Club mem­bers made a splash at the English Na­tion­als against some of the coun­try’s most promis­ing ath­letes.

Ceara Bar­ber, Ruby Fraser and SeanPa­trick McGowan all put in great per­for­mances in the U13s cat­e­gories, with Bar­ber win­ning a bronze medal.

And it pro­vided the swim­mers with com­pet­i­tive ex­pe­ri­ence which Hilling­don head coach John Adye be­lieves will be im­per­a­tive in the fu­ture.

“The ex­pe­ri­ence the swim­mers gained from this com­pe­ti­tion will give them a great boost mov­ing for­ward into the next sea­son.”

Bar­ber won her first na­tional medal by tak­ing third place in the U13s 200m freestyle be­fore fin­ish­ing fifth in the 100m freestyle.

Fraser and McGowan were both com­pet­ing in their first na­tional cham­pi­onships in the U13s age group, with Fraser – one of the youngest com­peti­tors – swimming the third fastest time to fin­ish in 19th over­all.

And McGowan was the sec­ond fastest 12year-old in the U13s 100m but­ter­fly, fin­ish­ing 14th over­all. UXBRIDGE bowls club ace At­tilio Ci­ampini is go­ing for na­tional glory later this month.

Af­ter win­ning the two ma­jor sin­gles com­pe­ti­tions in Mid­dle­sex, Ci­ampini is com­pet­ing for the two na­tional ti­tles at Leam­ing­ton Spa.

He will also com­pete in the Home Coun­ties sin­gles com­pe­ti­tion at South Ox­ford Bowls Club on Septem­ber 13 be­fore try­ing to win the Hayes Dis­trict sin­gles ti­tle six days later.

Ci­ampini is also play­ing for the club’s in­house cham­pi­onship crown and has reached the later stages of the Mid­dle­sex Whiskey Pairs. EAST­COTE Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion are on the look­out for new ta­ble ten­nis play­ers ahead of the new sea­son.

The club, which plays on Mon­day and Wed­nes­day evenings, have eight teams across the Wem­b­ley & Har­row Ta­ble Ten­nis League.

Con­tact Eve and Ge­orge Gib­son on 01895 636 106 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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