And there’s na­tional de­light for Deep­ings Swim­ming Club as well

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - SPORT -

Deep­ings Swim­ming Club’s na­tional squad took home six medals, made 13 fi­nals and swam four new Lin­colnshire county records at the Bri­tish Sum­mer Cham­pi­onships and the Eng­land Na­tional Sum­mer Cham­pi­onships to cap a highly sucec­ss­ful sea­son for the team.

Six­teen-year-old Is­abel Spin­ley led the way at the Bri­tish Cham­pi­onships win­ning sil­ver in the 100m but­ter­fly fi­nal and bronze in the 200m but­ter­fly fi­nal. In both events, she swam new club and Lin­colnshire county records.

Spin­ley also made the fi­nal of the 50m but­ter­fly, fin­ish­ing just out­side the medals in fifth, af­ter swim­ming yet an­other new club and county record in the heats.

Deep­ings’ front crawl superstar Alex Wray, now swim­ming for Lough­bor­ough Uni­ver­sity, won bronze in the 50m freestyle be­fore an­chor­ing the 4x100 re­lay team to gold.

Tom Adams made the fi­nal of the 100m but­ter­fly, fin­ish­ing eighth in a new club and county record of 59.71 sec­onds – the first time the record for 15-year-olds has dipped be­low one minute.

At the Eng­land Na­tional Sum­mer Cham­pi­onships, Louis Met­se­laar won bronze in the 100m breast­stroke with a new club record and fin­ished sixth in the 50m breast­stroke with an­other club record.

Adams fol­lowed up his Bri­tish Cham­pi­onships medal-win­ning per­for­mance with a bronze in the 200m but­ter­fly af­ter smash­ing the club record.

Spin­ley fin­ished just out­side the medals in the 400m in­di­vid­ual med­ley, in fourth with a new PB, while Bailie Har­ri­son was eighth in the fi­nal of the 100m but­ter­fly and Chloe Jones was eighth in the 800m freestyle.

Lynn Chap­man, Deep­ings SC head coach, said: “This has been our best-ever sum­mer na­tion­als. Our swim­mers pre­pared well and each one per­formed at an ex­cep­tional level over the two weeks.

“I am im­mensely proud of all of them.”

The Deep­ings Swim­ming Club na­tional squad are from the left Bailie Har­ri­son, Is­abel Spin­ley, Louis Met­se­laar, Chloe Jones, Ben Beedell, Tom Adams and coach Lynn Chap­man. (Alex Wray not pic­tured).

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