Relay squads help to ensure Locks Heath shine in development meet

Locks Heath swimmers performed strongly
Locks Heath swimmers performed strongly

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Locks Heath relay squads led the way in a superb team performance at Waterlooville.

Coach Lynda Reid saw her swimmers deliver some exceptional results to finish fifth out of 16 teams in the Hampshire Development Meet.

Some of the highlights came in the relays, as Locks Heath secured two golds and two bronzes.

The mixed 4x50m swimmers Jan Stoop, Juliet Jarvie, James Hall and Shannon Lamb got the gold in the 11 to 12-year freestyle relay.

There was another gold in the mixed 4x50m 11 to 12-year medley relay, with Lamb, Hall, Amelia Ayling and May Fletcher combining to impress.

And the mixed 4x50m age nine to 10 medley relay team of Taylor Gargiulo, Mia Day, Isla Croll and Eve Limburn finished in third place.

The mixed 4x50m age nine to 10-year freestyle relay team of Callum Elcombe, Matilda Hall, Grace Goddard and Day made the podium as they picked up a bronze medal.

Day picked up individual gold in the 200m freestyle and silvers in the 50m and 100m freestyle races, the 50m backstroke and the 200m breaststroke.

Hall delivered an excellent 200m freestyle to seal a gold medal to go with his silver for 100m breaststroke.

Ayling won the 100m and 200m butterfly, the 100m freestyle and the 50m backstroke. She added a silver in her 200m freestyle.

May Fletcher swam a successful 200m backstroke to win gold and Thomas Larby managed gold in his 200m fly and bronze in his 100m fly.

Medals also went to newcomer Callum Elcombe, Grace Goddard, Joshua Beaudro, Kyle Kirkland and Jan Stoop.

Lucy Briscoe managed a big personal best in the 100m freestyle, while Sophie Thompson, Ella Richardson Fitt, Hannah Roberts, Isabel Barbay, Evie Selby, Scott Hutin and Harrison Kennedy also swam well.