Congratulation to Hannah and Niall who gave qualified for the British Summer Championships which will be held in Sheffield in July and to Leah and Niall who have qualified to compete in the Swim England Summer Meet which will also be held in Sheffield in August. This is the first time Leah or Niall have qualified for either competition which brings the top swimmers from the country together to compete against each other.
Sedgefield 75 had 3 swimmers, Leah Smith, Niall Coulthard and Jamie Darnton, competing at the North Eastern Regional Age Group Championships which were held at Sunderland Aquatic Centre on the 20th & 21st May and the 27th & 28th May.
Between them they competed in twelve events and made a total of nine finals.
Leah was placed 4th and 5th in the 50 and 100 Breast stroke.
Niall was placed 6th and 9th in the 200 and 50 Butterfly. 4th and 7th in the 100 and 50 FS, 4th in the 200 Individual medley and 5th in the 100 Breaststroke.
The outstanding swim of the Championships for the club was the 200 FC. Niall’s entry time was 2:07 well behind the swimmers from Scunthorpe, Derwentside and Leeds. During the heat he posted a time of 2:05 and he went on to swim 2:03 in the final to take the title of 14 year old boys North East Champion and the gold medal.