Heanor Swimming and Lifesaving Club members take Billingham by storm

Heanor Swimming and Lifesaving Club's team from the recent Billingham meet

Heanor Swimming and Lifesaving Club's team from the recent Billingham meet

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A team of 35 swimmers from Heanor Swimming and Lifesaving Club brought home a huge haul of 78 medals from the Billingham Forum Short Course Competition, in their biggest ever winning sweep.

Members of the club (some as young as six) travelled to the north east of England for a day of competitive swimming and lifesaving events.

Competing against clubs from all over the UK, Heanor came away with medals in all team relay events including three medals for Heanor Girls age 12-14 team.

Eight-year-old Ryan Proctor won his first individual Silver medal in the under nines category. Daniel Selway (10), beat stiff competition in the under 12s category to bring home a gold and a silver medal.

Heanor dominated the over 15s category with Emma Stallion adding six gold and one silver medal to her growing collection.

Heanor’s Commonwealth team member Jayne Stallion won six gold medals and Georgia Longden-Morley, Calum Briggs and Kyle Hibbert added to the medal haul.

Head coach Paul Anderson said: “We are really proud of our members, it’s a massive achievement! Competitive lifesaving is a tough sport - they train really hard. Everyone gave 100 per cent and it’s great to see them succeed.”

Heanor Swimming and Lifesaving Club trains every Monday and Friday evening at William Gregg Leisure Centre, on Hands Road. If you would like to find out more about the club, visit www.heanorswimmingclub.org