Trio’s national boost SWIMMING
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.