Swim­ming

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sport Starts Here -

Ash­ford Town SC came home laden with medals from Black Lion’s Win­ter Open, at Med­way Park Leisure Cen­tre. A to­tal of 37 swim­mers took part in 31 events over two days, com­pet­ing in 50m, 100m, 200m races in all four strokes and 400m free, 100m, 200m and 400m in­di­vid­ual med­leys. The club’s 11 years and un­der swim­mers re­turned with 11 gold medals, eight sil­vers, and two bronzes, as well as medals for be­ing placed fourth, fifth and sixth. Ash­ford’s 12, 13 and 14-year-olds won four gold, 12 sil­vers and six bronze medals, while the 15 years and over came home with seven golds, three sil­vers and three bronze medals. As well as medals, sev­eral swim­mers set per­sonal bests, which in­cluded au­to­matic and con­sid­er­a­tion times for the Kent ASA Cham­pi­onships next year. On Satur­day, Ash­ford Town stage their Christmas gala at Lark­field Leisure Cen­tre. If your chil­dren like the idea of com­pet­i­tive swim­ming, call in at the Ash­ford Town club desk on a Tues­day night from 7-8pm. Al­ter­na­tively, you can con­tact ash­ford. town@swim­club­man­ager.co.uk or visit the club web­site at www.ash­ford­townsc.co.uk.

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