Swimming: Skegness ASC impress at Yorvik Long Course Festival

Lamara Sneddon took six seconds off her personal best EMN-160314-145157002
Lamara Sneddon took six seconds off her personal best EMN-160314-145157002

Skegness Amateur Swimming Club returned from last weekend’s Team Yorvik Long Course Spring Festival in Leeds armed with a fine medal haul.

The team comprised of Isaac Banham, Alex and Lucy Parker, Thomas Webster, Kayleigh Alexander and Lamara Sneddon.

Thomas Webster in action for Skegness in Leeds EMN-160314-132210002

Thomas Webster in action for Skegness in Leeds EMN-160314-132210002

Lamara Sneddon took the pool by storm in her first-ever 50m long course event following last week’s training in the Olympic pool. Lamara took six seconds off her 100m freestyle personal best and is now on coarse to achieve a county qualifying time later in the season.

Isaac Banham won three bronze medals from the four races he entered, while Alex Parker achieved a bronze in the 100m Grade A breaststroke race, and Lucy Parker secured silver in the 100m butterfly in another Grade A race.

Thomas Webster also competed for the first time in a long course event, finishing seventh for his age group in the 100m breaststroke.

It was a very successful day for Skegness ASC against many far bigger clubs. The team head for Grantham and Beverley next weekend in an attempt to build on their medal tally.

Skegness ASC team at Leeds EMN-160314-145145002

Skegness ASC team at Leeds EMN-160314-145145002

Aiden Hawdon had to withdraw from the long course races, due to an injury he sustained earlier in the week, but he made the trip just to support and encourage his fellow team-mates.

The team train at the Embassy Pool on Mondays from 6pm to 7pm, and Thursday and Fridays from 6pm to 8pm.

If your child would like to take up competitive swimming and can swim 50m unaided, go along. The club also offers Waterwise Levels 8, 9 and 10 for non-competition swimmers.

For further details, call Helen Banham on 07939 328899.