Elliot is a record-breaker

Sherwood Colliery SC’s Elliot Clogg (14) became a record-breaker after being selected to compete in the English Schools Swimming Association (ESSA) Inter-Divisional Championships in Bristol.

Swimming in the North East Divisional squad, Elliot joined other selected swimmers from Yorkshire, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and Durham, taking two individual gold medals (200m freestyle and 100m backstroke), a team gold in the 4x100m medley relay and a team silver in the 4x100m freestyle relay.

Elliot’s time in the 100m backstroke (1:01.5) set a new ESSA Junior Boys’ record and the North East Division went on to win the event overall.

ESSA was formed in 1949 and is a member of the International Schools Federation and competes in both the European and World Schools’ Games. HRH The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, is the Patron, and the Association is currently celebrating its 65th year.