Chester le Street and Derwentside Burns Meets Gala Success

25th & 26th January 2020 Ponds Forge

This weekend saw another successful couple of days for our swimmers in the Level 1 long course Burns Meet at Ponds Forge.
We had 18 swimmers entered into 92 races over the weekend. Against a very competitive and tough field of swimmers from across the UK our swimmers managed 31 overall PBs (including short course converted times), with a further 16 beating their previous long course times, making a 51% PB rate overall. 
On her first level 1 outing Freya managed to take home 3 gold medals – excellent work Freya! Jacob was also mightily impressive, winning 1 silver and 3 bronze medals, Tom succeeded in claiming a silver and Abby a bronze – very well done to you all.
In addition, Tom secured 2 more qualifications for the upcoming National competition in London for the 50 backstroke and 100 free and Tabby achieved 2 new open NER qualifications in the 50 and 400 free events. Congratulations to them both.
Onwards now to the Yorkshire Championships which begin this coming weekend!