Hucknall Falcon swimmers celebrate milestone in style

PRIDE OF FALCON -- the Falcon squad that took part in the event. Left to right -- Back Row: Adam Webber, Harvey Green, Sam Murden, James Terry, Kyle Raison, Benjamin Canavan-Taylor, Thomas Howarth, Chloe Melvin, Sophie Melvin, Jessica Howarth, Maje Felten. Third Row: Jai Raison, George Webster, Ellie-May Gunn, Elise Connor, Lauren Straw, Emma Hutson, Ellie Barker, Rebecca Fitch, Sophie Hutson, Grace Allsop, Amelia Sale. Second Row: Holly Bramwell-Ward, Lily Sanderson, Hettie Chambers, Evie Allsop, Charlie Stenson, Finley Ellis, Bradley Gregory, Benjamin Davies. Front Row: Dylan Walker, Tilly Gunn, Tara Connor, Keira Webb, Jordana Harrison. Missing from the photo are: Madison Page, Emily Butler, Dylan Hutchinson, Archie Penlington, Bethany Hopkinson, Dylan Hopkinson, Katrine Wilson, Nathaniel Wood and Rebecca Savage. (PHOTO BY: DE Photo, www.dephot.biz)
PRIDE OF FALCON -- the Falcon squad that took part in the event. Left to right -- Back Row: Adam Webber, Harvey Green, Sam Murden, James Terry, Kyle Raison, Benjamin Canavan-Taylor, Thomas Howarth, Chloe Melvin, Sophie Melvin, Jessica Howarth, Maje Felten. Third Row: Jai Raison, George Webster, Ellie-May Gunn, Elise Connor, Lauren Straw, Emma Hutson, Ellie Barker, Rebecca Fitch, Sophie Hutson, Grace Allsop, Amelia Sale. Second Row: Holly Bramwell-Ward, Lily Sanderson, Hettie Chambers, Evie Allsop, Charlie Stenson, Finley Ellis, Bradley Gregory, Benjamin Davies. Front Row: Dylan Walker, Tilly Gunn, Tara Connor, Keira Webb, Jordana Harrison. Missing from the photo are: Madison Page, Emily Butler, Dylan Hutchinson, Archie Penlington, Bethany Hopkinson, Dylan Hopkinson, Katrine Wilson, Nathaniel Wood and Rebecca Savage. (PHOTO BY: DE Photo, www.dephot.biz)

The 20th anniversary of their annual open sprint meet at the Hucknall Leisure Centre pool was celebrated in style by HUCKNMALL FALCON SWIMMING CLUB.

In an all-day competition, 195 young swimmers from 16 clubs competed in 50-metre races in all four strokes (freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly), plus 100m individual medley contests. In the sprints, heats were followed by finals, in which the top six all received trophies.

The races covered all age groups, from nine-year-olds to 15-and-over, and added up to no fewer than 826 individual swims in total as part of action that ran from 8.30 in the morning to 5.30 in the evening!

And at the end of it all, Falcon came out on top after amassing 483 points. Near-neighbours HUCKNALL AND LINBY DOLPHINS also emerged with huge credit (SEE PAGE 53).

The other clubs taking part were: Arnold, Belper Marlin, Bramcote, Carlton Forum, Chesterfield, Etwall Eagles, Kimberley, Lichfield, Mansfield, Nottingham Northern, Nottingham Portland, Radford, Sherwood Colliery and Sutton.

The full list of proud Falcon’s trophy-winners reads as follows:

GIRLS

100m Individual Medley

9yo, Holly Bramwell-Ward (2nd); 11yo, Emily Butler (4th); 12yo, Sophie Hutson (1st), Ellie Barker (2nd), Grace Allsop (4th); 13yo, Elise Connor (1st); 14yo, Maje Felten (2nd), Jessica Howarth (3rd), Emma Hutson (4th); 15yo+, Amelia Sale (1st), Sophie Melvin (3rd), Chloe Melvin (5th).

50m Backstroke

11yo, Emily Butler (3rd); 12yo, Ellie Barker (1st), Sophie Hutson (3rd), Grace Allsop (6th); 13yo, Elise Connor (1st); 14yo, Maje Felten (2nd), Emma Hutson (4th); 15yo+, Amelia Sale (1st), Sophie Melvin (5th), Chloe Melvin (6th).

50m Butterfly

12yo, Sophie Hutson (1st), Grace Allsop (5th); 13yo, Elise Connor (1st); 14yo, Maje Felten (2nd), Emma Hutson (4th); 15yo+, Amelia Sale (1st), Sophie Melvin (3rd), Chloe Melvin (5th).

50m Backstroke

10yo, Evie Allsop (1st), Katrine Wilson (5th); 11yo, Emily Butler (2nd), Rebecca Fitch (5th); 12yo, Grace Allsop (1st), Sophie Hutson (3rd); 13yo, Elise Connor (1st); 14yo, Jessica Howarth (2nd), Emma Hutson (4th); 15yo+, Sophie Melvin (2nd), Amelia Sale (4th), Chloe Melvin (5th).

50m Freestyle

9yo, Holly Bramwell-Ward (1st); 10yo, Katrine Wilson (5th); 11yo, Emily Butler (2nd); 12yo, Grace Allsop (1st), Sophie Hutson (3rd), Ellie Barker (4th); 13yo, Elise Connor (1st); 14yo, Maje Felten (2nd), Emma Hutson (4th), Jessica Howarth (5th); 15yo+, Amelia Sale (2nd), Sophie Melvin (5th), Chloe Melvin (6th).

BOYS

100m Individual Medley

9yo, Finley Ellis (3rd), Dylan Walker (5th); 10yo, Bradley Gregory (3rd), Charlie Stenson (4th); 11yo, Benjamin Davies (4th); 12yo, George Webster (2nd); 13yo, Harvey Green (3rd), Adam Webber (4th), Jai Raison (6th); 15yo+, Thomas Howarth (1st), Benjamin Canavan-Taylor (2nd), Kyle Raison (3rd), James Terry (5th).

50m Backstroke

9yo, Finley Ellis (2nd), Dylan Walker (3rd); 10yo, Charlie Stenson (4th); 13yo, Jai Raison (3rd), Adam Webber (5th); 15yo+, Benjamin Canavan-Taylor (1st), Sam Murden (2nd), Kyle Raison (4th).

50m Butterfly

9yo, Dylan Walker (2nd), Finley Ellis (3rd); 10yo, Charlie Stenson (3rd), Bradley Gregory (4th); 12yo, George Webster (2nd); 13yo, Adam Webber (3rd), Jai Raison (4th); 15yo+, Kyle Raison (1st), Benjamin Canavan-Taylor (2nd), Sam Murden (3rd), Thomas Howarth (4th), James Terry (5th).

50m Breaststroke

9yo, Dylan Hutchinson (4th); 10yo, Charlie Stenson (3rd); 11yo, Benjamin Davies (5th); 12yo, George Webster (2nd); 13yo, Harvey Green (2nd), Adam Webber (6th); 15yo+, Thomas Howarth (1st), James Terry (2nd), Sam Murden (3rd), Kyle Raison (5th), Benjamin Canavan-Taylor (6th).

50m Freestyle

9yo, Finley Ellis (3rd), Dylan Walker (5th), 10yo, Bradley Gregory (3rd), Charlie Stenson (4th), Dylan Hopkinson (6th); 11yo, Benjamin Davies (6th); 12yo, George Webster (3rd); 13yo, Harvey Green (4th), Adam Webber (5th), Jai Raison (6th); 14yo, Nathaniel Wood (1st); 15yo+, Kyle Raison (2nd), Benjamin Canavan-Taylor (3rd), Thomas Howarth (4th), Sam Murden (5th), James Terry (6th).