** ENTRY CLOSED - MEET IS FULL!! SOUTHWOLD MAY OPEN MEET WILL TAKE PLACE ON 28TH and 29TH MAY 2022 at GL1 GLOUCESTER **

Report From SWR Youth Championships

A small group of Southwold swimmers headed down to the Plymouth Life Centre over the Bank Holiday weekend for the Southwest Regional Youth Championships, this is for ages 15 and over.

Competition was tough with many entries from the large performance squads such as Plymouth Leander, Millfield, Kelly College, Aqua Sulis etc.

Nonetheless there were some fantastic swims from our squad of Jasna Nickells, Amy Wilkins, Sophie Wilkins and Jess Shaw with a total of 10 Long Course personal bests from their 18 swims in the heats.

Jess Shaw was on strong form with good swims in the heats resulting in her making it through to the finals in six events.  Despite a punishing weekend Jess was rewarded with a Silver in her age group for the 50m Breaststroke.  The final also had the unexpected highlight of competing against Ruta Meilutyte the Olympic Gold medallist and current world record holder.

Well done again to everyone and many thanks to our Head Coach Simon for all his support through what was a real gruelling event.

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