SWIMMING: Flying Falcon swoop in county championships

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DETERMINED HUCKNALL FALCON SWIMMING CLUB have proved they are still alive and kicking — thanks to a sterling performance at the Notts ASA County Age-Group Championships.

Falcon have been in the doldrums since the departure of high-profile coach Callum Lawson last September.

Single-arm amputee Lawson (26), who represented Britain at the Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece in 2004, left for a full-time position in Norfolk after more than two years of success with the Hucknall club.

But good results at the county championships, sponsored by British Gas, underlined that there is still plenty of swimming talent at Falcon. A total of 16 members swam their hearts out, with many achieving personal-best times.

The roll of honour was headed by Milly Sale, whose exploits were well-documented by the Dispatch two weeks ago. Twelve-year-old Milly, who lives in Eastwood, became county champion for her age group for the FOURTH year running. Falcon clubmates Callum Murray and Rhys Taylor were also crowned county champions in the boys’ 14-year-old and 11-year-old age groups respectively.

Anyone interested in joining Falcon should ring secretary Gordon Gunn on 07986 507216 or e-mail Lisa Davey at lisadavey15@hotmail.com.

OUR PHOTO shows county champions Milly (front row, second from left) and Callum (front row, fourth from left) with other swimmers who represented Falcon at the championships (from left) — Back Row: Sophie Hutson, Ryan Patel, Harvey Green, Adam Webber, Elise Connor, Ellie-May Gunn, Ellie Barker and Emma Hutson. Front Row: Rhiannon Taylor, Kyle Raison, James Terry, Dan Terry and Sam Murden. Missing from the photo are Olivia Gould, Emily Waldram and Holly Whitehead, who also competed.