British bronze for Ripley swimming star Ingram

BRONZE MEDAL -- for Ripley RASCALS swimmer Jamie Ingram at the British Summer Championships.

BRONZE MEDAL -- for Ripley RASCALS swimmer Jamie Ingram at the British Summer Championships.

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Ripley RASCALS swimmer Jamie Ingram covered himself in glory at the British Summer Championships.

For the 17-year-old Ingram returned home with a coveted bronze medal in the 200m butterfly.

The prestigious championships were held at the Ponds Forge international pool in Sheffield. And Jamie was the fastest of his age in the event, which was also open to 18-year-olds.

In the ten-swimmer final, he clocked an impressive time of two minutes, 3.80 seconds and was beaten only by two 18-year-olds, Kyle Chisholm (2.01.76), of Borough of Kirklees, and Fraser Lowther (2.02.67), of Dumfries.

Jamie, who was representing Derbyshire’s elite swimming squad, Derventio, bagged bronze by two-hundredths of a second from Warrington’s Matthew Dornville, who finished fourth.

The championships also represented a milestone for another highly promising Ripley RASCALS swimmer, Fearn Middleton.

Fearn competed in the 50m backstroke and finished 18th in the 16-year-old category.

It was a creditable effort, particularly as she recorded a time of 31.77 seconds for the race, which was only just short of her personal-best time.