Hailsham’s swimmers were out in force at the Last Chance Regional Chaser Open Meet hosted by Littlehampton.
The swim squad took the competition by storm, coming away with a total of 50 medals.
Milly Widdop (11) made the most of the opportunity to chase regional times, by gaining the automatic qualification time, in the 50m Breaststroke sprint. She recorded a new personal best time of 38.37, securing silver for this event. Milly continued her success in the Breaststroke events, gaining gold medals in both the 200m and 100m races.
Maisie Thornton (12) made her mark with a brilliant 200m Butterfly swim, in which she smashed her best time. Maisie took silver and recorded her first regional level qualifying time of 2.51.12. She also improved her race times in the 100m Butterfly and 200m Individual Medley, in which she gained silver and bronze medals.
Maddie Drury (15) had a clean sweep in all her races, gaining golds in the 200m Butterfly, Freestyle and Backstroke, in a personal best time of 2.27.71. Ruby Gower (10) had a great 200m Breaststroke swim racing into a second place finish.
Sam Avery (14) put in some superb sprints and finished in top spot in 50m and 100m Backstroke, and 50m Butterfly. Sam’s success continued throughout the day as he was awarded silver in 50m and 100m Freestyle, and bronze in 100m Butterfly.
Eliza Hobden (12) excelled in the 200m Backstroke event, powering her way into silver medal position, in a new best time of 2.47.17. Tom Barden, also 12, had phenominal butterfly swims, bringing home gold’s in both 200m and 100m distances. Tom also recorded a silver place finish in the 50m Backstroke.
Oliver Thornton topped the ten year age group in the 200m Butterfly event. A strong swim secured him a well deserved personal best time. Oliver continued his great form taking silvers in 200m Backstroke, Individual Medley and Freestyle, as well as 50m Butterfly.