An elite swim team from Hailsham Hornets competed at the Windsor Open Meet, held at the Magnet Leisure Centre, in Maidenhead.
The long journey was well worth it, as the six swimmers collectively gained six gold, five silver and three bronze medals, as well as a heap of personal best times.
Milly Widdop (10) got Hailsham Hornets off to a flying start with a powerful performance in the 400m Freestyle. She gained gold in this event and swam a new personal best time of 5.34.06, which is well within county qualification. Milly’s good form continued throughout the day, as she blew away the competition in her age group, finishing first place in both the 100m Breaststroke and 200m Freestyle races.
Fourteen year old Maddie Drury put in strong swims throughout Saturday, to finish forth in the 400m Freestyle and 8th in the 200m Individual Medley.
Evan Draper (17) sprinted to victory in the 100m Breaststroke, taking the gold in a regional qualifying time of 1.12.51. A tremendous swim in the 200m Freestyle attained him a second place finish and the county qualifying time.
Brilliant swims by Ben Kebbell (14) earned him a well-deserved collection of five medals. Ben powered his way to win the 400m Freestyle in a new personal best and regional qualification time of 4.20.99. He also went onto gain gold in the 200m Breaststroke and silvers in 400m Individual Medley, 100m Backstroke and 100m Breaststroke.
First-rate swims by Craig Steenhoff, in the 17 years and over age group category, secured him silver in the 100m butterfly event, in an amazing time of 1.00.58, as well and bronze medal finishes in the 100m Breaststroke, 100m Backstroke and 50m Freestyle.
Well done also to eleven year old Macy Ring on improving her race time in the 200m Backstroke event.
For information on how to join our successful swim team, please visit our website: Hailsham Swimming Club