Sputnik swimmers at Buxton SC rocket to new personal-best times

WATER BABES -- Buxton SCs squad of young swimmers who competed successfully in the Sputnik Series at Macclesfield.
WATER BABES -- Buxton SCs squad of young swimmers who competed successfully in the Sputnik Series at Macclesfield.

The talented youngsters of Buxton Swimming Club rounded off a memorable season when beating the clock in a series of galas aimed at blooding them in competitive events.

Buxton took a large group of competitors to each round of the Sputniks Series, hosted by the Satellites Swimming Club, of Macclesfield. And all the swimmers achieved personal-best times throughout the tournament.

The series is regarded as an ideal introduction to competitive swimming, but in a fun and friendly environment. Four rounds were held in all, and of the Buxton youngsters, Kaila Hole came first overall in the ten-year-olds’ age group.

Oliver Ecob and Chloe Montgomery-White each finished second in the nine-and-under category, while Mia Stokes (nine-and-under) and Abigail O’Wellen (12-year-olds) came third.

Buxton were also honoured to pick up the award for the most improved swimmer for outstanding progress through the series. It went to Chloe Montgomery-White, who knocked more than 22 seconds off her 100m individual medley time.

Said a club spokesman: “A massive team effort went into a successful season, and the club now look forward to next season when we hope to take a bigger team and use this opportunity as a stepping stone for even more swimmers.”