Sutton in the Pink for gala win

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Sutton Swimming Club continued their fine run of form by winning the Peter Pink Trophy Gala at Hucknall Leisure Centre.

Sutton competed against two teams from Kimberley, two teams from Portland and one from Newark swimming clubs.

This gala had a great mixture of both individual and relay events, which meant that a team of 31 swimmers were able to participate from the Sutton Club.

The swimmers were aged between eight/nine year right through to the Open age group category.

The individual events had cut-off times, so team selection had to be carefully selected as anyone going faster than the cut-off times did not earn the team any points in that event.

The Sutton swimmers came first in 18 out of the 48 events.

The gala again allowed Sutton to field some inexperienced younger swimmers and all performed superbly on the night.

Sutton ran out comfortable winners in the end, securing some 231 team points, with Kimberley’s Blue team finishing second with 200 team points.

As well as the Peter Pink trophy, which will be retained for the next 12 months, Sutton were also given another trophy which they can keep permanently to mark this success.

A club spokesman said: “I am delighted that once again the squad of competitive swimmers is growing in both talent and experience.

“The coaching staff and all volunteers are working hard together to ensure that Sutton SC continues to build on its successes in the pool.”