County championship pride for Dolphins

DEADLY DOLPHINS  - -     the swimmers who shone at the county championships (from left): Back Row, Lynden Johnson, Gabe Moth, Jess Waters, Hannah Fairy, Beth Sheridan. Front Row, Ria Dennis, Megan Flint, Courtney Hutson and Curtis Flint.
DEADLY DOLPHINS - - the swimmers who shone at the county championships (from left): Back Row, Lynden Johnson, Gabe Moth, Jess Waters, Hannah Fairy, Beth Sheridan. Front Row, Ria Dennis, Megan Flint, Courtney Hutson and Curtis Flint.

Cheers from the stands reflected a terrific performance by HUCKNALL AND LINBY DOLPHINS at the Notts ASA County Championships.

Dolphins produced some excellent results and times at the multi-layered championships, which spanned five galas last month.

And a club spokesman beamed: “We were immensely proud of all our swimmers this year.

“They worked hard and showed great team spirit. We hope to enter even more relay events next year because we have some talented young swimmers coming through to support our established and experienced team.”

Dolphins celebrated the end of the championships in style with super efforts by their relay squads, in front of huge support.

Spearheaded by junior club captains Mark Turner and Megan Flint, the teams smashed their entry times.

Flint led the 12-and-under girls’ medley team of Ria Dennis, Hannah Fairy and Bella Sheridan, who knocked a whopping 19 seconds off their entry time and finished a respectable 17th.

While Turner swam a storming first leg for the 12-and-under boys’ freestyle team to help them bag 14th. He was capably assisted by Ben Ward and the ten-year-old duo of Lynden Johnson and Gabe Moth.

The 12-and-under girls shone again in the freestyle relay, with the ever-reliable Fairy, Dennis and Sheridan being joined by up-and-coming 11-year-old Courtney Hutson to register another 17th spot.

Earlier in the championships, Dolphins also recorded some fine performances and times in the individual races.

On his debut in the tournament, Moth clocked a personal-best (PB) time in the 50m backstroke, finishing 21st, while Johnson registered PBs in the 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly, finishing 24th and 17th respectively.

Dennis climbed up the county rankings after coming tenth in the 50m breaststroke and 16th in the 50m backstroke -- as did Sheridan after coming 15th in both the 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke.

Jess Waters also made her mark, finishing 19th in the 50m breaststroke and 17th in the 50m freestyle.