Triple success for Locks Heath

The Locks Heath swimmers
The Locks Heath swimmers

Comfortable Ceri secures emphatic national win

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Locks Heath swimmers are celebrating three high-class club performances.

The budding young talents picked up a fine haul of medals at meets in Windsor, Portsmouth and Southampton.

Harriet Brocklebank, Zita Edwards and Ella Bennetts led the way at Windsor, with wins in the 50m backstroke, 50m freestyle and 50m breaststroke respectively.

Brocklebank added a silver in the freestyle, Edwards claimed bronze medals in the 50m butterfly and 100m individual medley, while Evie Loveman took silver in the 50m butterfly.

Georgia Bennetts was also on the podium as she secured bronze in the 50m breaststroke.

Swimmers Lucy Dixon, Rebecca Golton, Jemima Moses, Olivia Lyon, Abbie Daniel and Emily Tidby achieved personal best times.

The squad then turned their attentions to the Portsmouth Northsea Sprint Meet, held at the Mountbatten Centre.

The 14 swimmers taking part achieved a stunning total of 67 medals and racked up 68 personal bests between them.

Top prospect Georgia Bennetts, the youngest swimmer on show, set two club records for her swims in the 50m butterfly and 50m breaststroke.

Emma Trotman clinched four gold medals with wins in the 50m backstroke, 100m backstroke, 50m breaststroke and 100 breaststroke, before taking silver in the 100m freestyle.

Rhian Johnson, competing in the 11-year-old category, took two golds, two silvers and a bronze. And Jessica Larby picked up two bronze medals, showing her talent in the 50m breaststroke and 100m freestyle, while Lily Parker added a silver in the 50m butterfly and bronze in the 50m freestyle, with Ella Bennetts third in the 50m butterfly.

Matthew Trotman represented the boys well, earning one silver and three bronze and Ben Willsmore picked up bronze in the 50m freestyle.

And at the recent Fareham Nomads Summer Meet, held at The Quays in Southampton, the youngsters added to their experience.

They proved their mettle, swimming against strong competitors from the likes of Llanelli, Cambridge and Watford.

Zita Edwards emerged as the star of the show, showing her talent in the breaststroke, securing gold in the 50m, with a new personal best time of 39.91sec, and a bronze in the 100m.

– JAMES SHIPP