Stingrays splash out at championships

Stingrays splash out at championships

Stingrays splash out at championships

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A MANIC few weeks has seen swimmers from Salisbury Stingrays take part in two renowned competitions.

Swimmers as young as nine took part in both the Wiltshire County Youth Championships as well as the Wiltshire County British Age Group Categories Championships (BAGCAT).

Going medals galore in the youth event came with ease for Stingrays as they collected nine golds, 15 silvers and 14 bronzes.

Helping achieve an accumulative total of 38 medals was Luke Demetri, Rob Langan and James Stocks-Reid for the boys, while Natalie Sainsbury shined for the girls with her six.

Once the youth event was concluded, the attention turned to the BAGCAT, where boys and girls, aged nine to 13 years, took to the pool at the Link Centre in Swindon.

The pool felt like home to the Stingrays as they totted up 143 personal bests and an array of medals.

Aiden McMullan, nine, stood out winning five golds and two silvers to climb to the top of the points’ table for his age group. Sidney Fenwick, Oni Taiwo and Amelia Keen also did well.

Head coach Mark Corben said: “I’m extremely happy with our results and its outstanding to see where our swimmers are now compared to the place they were a year ago.”

Other medals winners were: Matilda Bryant, Freya Croager, George Fenwick, Georgia Sainsbury, Pheobe Wing, Lily Battersby, Luke Dear, Nathan Burn, Elena Demetri, Harry Salmon and David Morton.

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