39 Hemel swimmers attended the Luton Level 3 Development Meet at the weekend and came away with a first Regional qualifing time of the year for Kyle Holmes, 19 first places and over 60 pbs.
Kyle’s swim in the 50 breast takes the number of qualifiers for next summer’s Regional Championships to 19.
Congratulations to Sam Gaines, Harrison Newbury-Kemp and Shaminah Sherwani-Keeling who each won three gold medals, to Jonny Farrow, Charlotte Hingston and Luke Pestaille who each won two, and to Freya Beresford, Joe Coldwell, Josh Gaines and Tony Gaines who all won one.
Millie Anderton, Nell Baughan, Tilly Beckwith, Jack Christie, Ben Davies, Elliott Davies, Emily Holland, Kyle Holmes, Nathan Lodge, Amber Stratford, Sam Ward, Jess Walters and Emily Young also medalled.
All the swimmers deserve praise for coping so well with the impact of a medical emergency which added significantly to what what was already a long competition; 13 hours is a long time to be performing at the top of your game! Spare a thought also for Justin and the other poolside helpers who maintained their support and good humour throughout.