While we had some swimmers competing at the Billingham invitational gala, Hannah Featherstone was our only swimmer competing at the Sunderland Long Course Meet. Hannah won all her events and broke the meet records in both the 100m and 200m freestyle events.
On Sunday 18 January many swimmers from the club were competing at the Billingham time time trial. We had 15 swimmers competing with two of them, Leah Smith and Jonathan Jones, competing for the first time for the club As usual the team were on tremendous form and they came away with 47 PB's from 59 swims. As this was a time trial and not a gala there were no medals, however Sedgefield scooped a huge number of 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Some swimmers added to their Northumberland and Durham qualifying swims in the last qualifying gala.
The times swum by all the dedicated swimmers at Billingham, shows that regular training and hard work achieves well deserved great results.
Peterlee ASC and Derwentside ASC had their last chance gala on 10/11 January to enable swimmers to have a "last chance" gaining N&D times. As a club we are proud that following amazing swims both before and during this gala we now have 7 swimmers who will compete at the Northumberland & Durham Championships. Over the weekend at the event held at the Louisa Centre in Stanley we had 10 swimmers compete in a total of 32 races. By the end of the weekend SD75SC swimmers had achieved 21 PBs, 10 gold medals, and 2 bronze medals. A massive achievement for all the swimmers who have seen their training pay off.