Our first sponsored event got underway with the Leonardo club sprints gala which took place on Saturday 13th April at North Kesteven sports centre.  It was the first competition for some of our youngest swimmers aged just 8 and introduced them to the thrill of competitive swimming. The age range spanned from 8 to 48 years old and it was quite evident that our 48yr olds can be just as nervous as our youngsters!  We had a total 98 swimmers taking part in the event and nearly 200 spectators supporting their young swimmers.  The dedicated efforts of the swimmers throughout the year in perfecting their techniques was rewarded with numerous PB’s and County qualifying times being achieved during the event which consisted of 50m swims across all 4 strokes.


The age group winners for the evening where

8yr girls                1st Katie Gilbert                2nd Emily Talkes

9yr boys               1st Henry Tomlin              2nd Daniel Hepplestone                3rd Jacob Gifford

9yr girls                1st Olia Dennis                  2nd Lily Hinson                               3rd Chloe Mullender

10yr girls              1st Emily Webb                 2nd Evie Lilley                                 3rd Annabelle Wilson

11yr boys            1st Jacob Bailey                  2nd Hayden Potts                             3rd Isaac Dennis

12yr boys            1st Lyndan Wilson             2nd Archie Glenn                             3rd Dominik Washbrook

12yr girls              1st Rachel Webb               2nd Mia Copping                              3rd Imogen Peutrill

13yr boys            1st Ka Lun Pang                  2nd Samesh Kumar                         3rd Thomas Hepplestone

13yr girls              1st Niamh Monaghan      2nd Annie Johnson                           3rd Kaitlyn Gifford

14yr boys            1st Harry Kingston            2nd Finaly Edmond                           3rd Luke Foster-Eyre

14yr girls              1st Georgina Lancaster   2nd Sophie Marshall

15yr boys            1st Owen Jones                 2nd Ashwin Kumar

15yr girls              1st Amelia Wright            2nd Katie Atter                                   3rd Lucy Davies

16yr boys            1st Thomas Edmond

16yr girls              1st Nyah Anderton           2nd Amy Knapp

Masters female 1st Katie Nicholls               2nd Heather Lovett                           3rd Sarah Hoof


Additionally, Lincoln Vulcans swimming club take great pride in recognising the effort produced to improve PBs from the previous times achieved at the previous sprint’s gala.  The award branches across 2 age groups to capture the progress made.  Most improved winners from the previous event in November 2018  to this one where

Girls 8yrs              Katie Gilbert

Girls 9/10yrs       Annabelle Wilson             boys      Daniel Hepplestone

Girls 11/12yrs     Lucy Lovett                         boys      Isaac Dennis

Girls 13/14yrs     Mira Subramaniam          boys      Harry Kingston

Girls 15/0ver      Amelia Wright                   boys      Owen Jones

Well done to all the swimmers who took part and we are looking forward to hearing how our swimmers progress throughout the year in preparation for our second Leonardo Club Sprints in November 2019.

Finally, once again many thanks to the club volunteers for sacrificing their own time to support this event, without their efforts, these events would not happen.