Ilkeston swimmers are in great form

Six members of Ilkeston Swimming Club were in action at the County Championships over the last couple of weekends with great success achieved.

In total they gained 18 top six places with 27 Personal Best (PB) times.

The youngest of the swimmers, Charlie Palmer, aged ten, came home with a PB in the 50m freestyle with ninth place and eighth place in the 50m butterfly.

Cameron Halliday, 13, achieved a PB in the 200m breaststroke coming in 17th place and a 19th place in the 50m.

Ben Saunders, 14, brought home an impressive 9 PB times in 50m back (5th), 200m free (6th), 100m free (11th), 50m free (10th), 200m back (7th), 50m breast (9th), 50m fly (4th), 200m IM (5th) and in the 100m fly he came in first place making him the county champion with a PB and Midlands Qualifying Time.

Ben also achieved a bronze medal in the 100m IM and a seventh place in the 100m back. He was awarded sixth place in the BAGCAT awards for a 14-year-old boy.

Grace Vivian competed in the 15-year-old girls races achieving six PBs in seven races - the 50m freestyle (13th), bronze medals in the 100m breast and 200m breast, 50m backstroke (8th), 50m breast (4th) and the 50m fly (11th). Grace also came in ninth in the 100m IM.

In the 16-year-old boys category, Kyle Hudson took part in five races and gained PBs in all of them. They were the 100m fly (5th), 100m free (9th), 50m free (10th), 100m IM (6th), and 50m fly (7th)

Rob Hudson, competing in the 20-year boys age group, came home with five PBs out of eight races.

In the 50m breast he came in first with a PB, another county champion, and earned a silver medal in the 50m back, also with a PB.

He earned silver again in both the 100m IM and 100m back, bronze in the 100m fly, as well as a 100m free PB (4th), 50m fly PB (6th) and 50m free PB (8th).