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