Swindon swimmers earn County colours
Event: British Gas ASA National County Team Championships 2014 Venue: Ponds Forge, Sheffield Date: 19th October 2014
Last Sunday teams from 39 counties converged on Ponds Forge Sheffield for the British Gas ASA National County Team Championships. Competing in division 2, Wiltshire’s team included 10 from Swindon clubs. Dolphin’s Olivia Flack, Millie Jeans, Annie Ward, Rebecca Flack, Lauren Matthews, William Davies, James Watson and Sean Purvis were joined by Tigersharks Georgina Hall and Conor Keye plus 16 others to compete in the 31 event competition.
The championship gives the swimmers the rare opportunity of competing at Ponds Forge in short course mode. The full 50m length is divided into two 25m pools courtesy of a movable boom enabling both Division 1 and Division 2 contests to take place simultaneously. Although many of the Wiltshire competitors put in some fine individual and relay performances, they found the going tough overall, finishing the division 2 contest in 15th place.