Swimmers in good form

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Sunday saw a small group of Kimberley Swimming Club members travel to Sheffield’s Pond Forge to compete in the Borough of Barnsley Sixth Long Course Open Meet.

Several swimmers gained exceptional personal bests and gained speeding tickets in recognition of their achievement.

They went to – Ted Goonan-Dunn (4), Jimi Knowles (2), Erin Dixon (2), Jessica Shephard, Katie Walker, Joseph Kingslandand Ben Barsby.

In addition to the speeding tickets, lots of personal bests were achieved and trophies were won by the following swimmers:

Abbey Close – 2nd 50m back, Jimi Knowles – 1st 50m fly and 3rd 100m free, Ted Goonan-Dunne – 1st 50m fly and 1st 50m breast, Jade Calder – 2nd 50m fly and 2nd 50m free, Gemma Calder – 2nd 50m fly, Joseph Kingsland – 2nd 100m free and 2nd 200m IM, Jessica Shephard – 3rd 200m IM and Ben Barsby – 1st 50m breast.

The previous day, the younger swimmers from Kimberley travelled to the Worksop Novice Gala.

The gala saw Nya Sanderson, Rachel McIntyre, Harry Stevenson, Matthew Fearn, Caitlin Stevenson and Taylor Deakin competing in their first gala, and with 25 personal bests and a number of first places Kimberley came second overall.

Wins went to Annaleise Howell, Olivia Buxton, Megan Hanson, Alex Cooke and Livia Kingsland. Five of the relay teams also claimed victories.