Swimmers make a splash at three major championships

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Glossop and New Mills swimmers were celebrating after 29 Glossop Amateur Swimming Club members competed at three events in the same weekend — an unprecedented number for a grassroots club that is going from strength to strength.

Emma Christie -Lowe (18) is North West regional masters champion in the 200m freestyle and 200m individual medley, after attending her first NW Masters Championships. She also achieved second, third and fourth places.

It was an exceptional performance from the talented athlete, who has done all her swimming at Glossop.

Thirteen swimmers represented the club at the Derbyshire County Championships, for many their first time at the event.

Swimming a qualifying time for the event was an achievement in itself and many achieved personal bests.

Daniel Beattie (12), Seb Kinsey (12), Jasmine Shearer (13) and Rebecca Robinson (11) reached finals.

Daniel swum a pb to qualify for the 50m backstroke final, and then another to gain a bronze medal.

Jasmine was also celebrating after the club Pointscore gala, when she broke the club record for 50m breaststroke, a 17-year-old record, finishing in 39.14s.

The club also entered two teams into the County Squad relays. Thirteen less experienced swimmers, led by three of Glossop’s rising stars, competed at the Macclesfield Satellites Sputniks Gala.

The swimmers swam well in the first of four legs of the competition, where the winners are those who improve the most over the sessions.

A club spokesman said: “The team spirit poolside was phenomenal, with each swimmer encouraging the others to perform their best.

“We are proud of all our swimmers, those who swim at our internal galas, and those at the club who work hard and have fun each training session.

“The club runs sessions at Glossop and New Mills pools.

“We are always keen to welcome new members. If you are interested in joining, please visit www.glossopasc.org.uk

County Championship swimmers: Daniel Beattie, Max Beaty, Oscar Copestake, Tabitha Copestake, Oliver Hewitt, Isabel Isherwood, Euan Kelly, Jaqui Kinsey, Seb Kinsey William McCollough, Jessamine Robinson, Rebecca Robinson, Jasmine Shearer. Relays: Oliver Hewitt Isabel Isherwood, Olivia Nolan, Jaqui Kinsey, Seb Kinsey, Jasmine Shearer, Rebecca Robinson.

Sputniks swimmers: Phoebe Barber, Matilda Bloomer, Bradley Brooks, Jasmine Crompton, Elin Griffin, Nia Griffin, Matthew Hague, James Johnson, Ben McCollough, Alex Mirzoyan, James Morley, Grace Rothwell, Isabelle Shaw, Lydia Shaw, Stanley Tombs, Lizzie Walker.