Junior Inter-Counties report

The inaugural Junior Inter-County gala took place at the weekend, hosted by Bedfordshire ASA. In all, 35 swimmers from across Lincolnshire earned their County Colours by representing Lincolnshire in the gala.

Stand-out performances came from the 12 y/o freestyle team (Charlotte Bowker, William Hawkes, Sophie Hart and William Barber), Matthew Broughton (10 y/o 50m Butterfly), Lewis McGarry (11 y/o 50m Breaststroke), and Sophie Hart (12 y/o 100m Backstroke) with all taking first place in their events. There were many more 2nd and 3rd place finishes and strong performances from across the team.

Coaches Andy Mason and Sarah Goodale were delighted with the overall result and although many of the youngsters had not competed together before, the talented swimmers worked tirelessly in both individual and team (relay) events to finish a highly commendable third overall.

1. Essex 209
2. Ox&NBucks 195
3. Lincolnshire 158
4. Herts 135
5. Bedfordshire 123
6. Suffolk 121

Swimmers taking part came from Lincoln Vulcans (9 swimmers), Boston (6), Deepings (5), Gainsborough (4), Grantham (4), South Lincs (3), Louth (3) and City of Lincoln Pentaqua (1).