The future is bright for HUCKNALL AND LINBY DOLPHINS if results from their latest competition last Saturday night are anything to go by.
For although Dolphins finished last in the six-team JC Dobb Memorial Gala at Bramcote, their youngest swimmers aged ten and under performed with style and confidence.
Improving nine-year-old Joseph Lilley recorded a personal-best (PB) time in the 25m backstroke, just missing out on a win, while runners-up spots were clinched by nine-year-old Freya Blair in the 25m breaststroke and butterfly and by hard-working ten-year-old Curtis Flint in the 25m breaststroke.
Third places were also achieved by fellow youngsters Lauren Daft, Francis Dermnody and the mixed breaststroke team of Lilley, Dermody, Isaac Bennison and Tilly-Mae Oldnall.
Not to be outdone, in the older ranks, a superb last leg by Courtney Hutson sealed second place for the 12-and-under girls’ freestyle relay team that also included Ria Dennis, Bella Sheridan and Blair. And both Sheridan (50m backstroke) and pacy 11-year-old Gabe Moth (50m freestyle) snapped up third places in indvidual races.
Other Dolphins highlights were PBs from 14-year-old Kieran Dermody (50m breaststroke and 50m freestyle), powerful 13-year-old Hannah fairy (50m freestyle) and Hutson (50m breaststroke).
RESULT -- Sutton 178 points, Kimberley 164, Radford 164, Ilkeston 161, Portland 130, DOLPHINS 113.