Five of Barnsley’s senior elite swimmers (14 yrs over) took part in the ASA North East Regional Championships at Ponds Forge last weekend.
Up against the fastest swimmers in the north east the squad, consisting of Greg Lugton, Nathan Billingham, Libby Turner, Georgia Hamblett and Harriet Ostrowski-Jones, achieved several personal bests, but, despite valiant swims, the squad were unable to make the finals. They did, however, attain several top 20 placings.
Press Officer Adrian Wightman said: “To even make the entry times for these events means the swimmers are competing at an exceptionally high level. The swimmers will now be focussing in on their upcoming competitions and looking forward to the next set of Yorkshire and Regional galas in the New Year.”
Greg Lugton (16) 50m Butterfly, 28.48; 50m Backstroke, 30.31; 50m Freestyle, 27.48.
Nathan Biillingham (16) 50m breaststroke, 42 33.96 PB.
Libby Turner (16) 100m Butterfly, 1.08.98 (+1 sec PB); 50m Backstroke, 32.72; 50m Freestyle, 29.57; 100m Freestyle, 1.02.99; 50m Breaststroke, 38.16 (1 Sec PB); 50m Butterfly 31.27.
Georgia Hamblett (16) 50m Breaststroke, 37.48.
Harriet Ostrowski-Jones (14) 50m Breaststroke, 38.07.