Kimberley’s young swimmers end the season in style

Kimberley Swimming Club bought their season to a victorious conclusion by winning the J C Dobb gala at Hucknall on Saturday night.

It was the final of three galas held through the first half of the year and Kimberley, having won the previous two rounds, were favourites to win again and take home the league winners trophy.

The swimmers didn’t disappoint and put in a fantastic performance with a large number of wins and some swimmers even being penalised for swimming too fast.

Kimberley were announced as the gala and overall winners and captains Emma Clements, Elliot Clements and Ryan Pigott received the trophies on behalf of the club.

First places went to Josie Henderson (14/u girls 50m back), Ryan Pigott (12/u boys 50m breast & 50m fly), Phoebe Pocock (10/u 25m free), Ellie Poxon (14/u 50m fly),Nathan Venn (12/u 50m back), Adam Gregory (14/u 50m free), Amy Cullingworth (10/u 25m fly), Jade Duffy (12/u 50m free), Holly Skinner (10/u 25m back).

First place in the relay events were Jessie Henderson, Luke Snowden, Isabelle Jervis, Matthew Shipley (8/9 free relay), Harry Jervis, Nathan Venn, Callum Williamson, Ryan Pigott (12/u free relay), Luke Snowden, Rebecca Matthews, Joseph Kingsland, Jessie Henderson (8/9 breast relay), Matthew Shipley, Joseph Kingsland, Rebecca Matthews, Jessie Henderson (8/9 medley relay), Emma Stephenson, Josie Henderson, Eleanor Poxon, Charly Neilson (14/u free relay).

New personal best times were achieved by Josie Henderson, Jade Duffy, Amy Cullingworth, Caladesi Rose, Matthew Shipley, Phoebe Pocock, Gemma Calder, Matthew Wright & Holly Skinner.

l Two swimmers from Kimberley have qualified to take part in the ASA National Swimming Championships at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.

The event is one of the most prestigious in the swimming calendar, with the best young swimmers competing to be crowned the best in the country.

Twelve-year-old Mollie Wright will be swimming from Thursday, July 21 to Monday, July 25 in the Age Group section of the competition.

Mollie will be swimming in the 200m IM, 400m free, 200m free, 200m butterfly, 800m free and 400m IM and will also be part of the 4x200m free relay, 4x100m free relay and 4x100m medley relay.

Meanwhile, 15-year-old Lauren Gill will begin her campaign in the Youth section of the competition on Wednesday, July 27.

Lauren will be racing in the 100m back and 200m back events.

Both girls will be swimming as part of the Nottinghamshire County Swim Squad, Nova Centurion.