Success for the Rascals

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RASCALS competed in three rounds of the Notts and District League in the autumn, and had a very successful competition.

The first round was held in Sutton in October. This proved to be a very entertaining gala, which saw Rascals finish joint first with Carlton Forum, and ahead of Notts Leander, Sutton and Bramcote.

Nine-years-olds Christian Parmer, Ben Rowson-Jones and Oliver Allen were all swimming in their first gala, and did extremely well.

There were 18 personal bests in all, including all of the individual swims in the 13-year old-boys (Edward Borysiak, Tomas Eley, Jamie Ingram and Sam Wesson),and the 15-year-old boys (Josh Bee Tong, AdamThrelfall, Dom Bestwick and XanderParr).

There were also personal bests from Sophie Large, Kizzi Smith, Melissa Coulton, Jess Guest, Olivia Strachan, Molly Renshaw, Oliver Brown, Will Borysiak and Adam Forster.

The second round, held in Worksop in November, saw an outstanding performance from the team, leading to a convincing win by Rascals, who finished ahead of Leander, Sutton, Southwell and Bramcote.

There were many excellent swims on the night, with Rascals swimmers winning 34 out of the 52 races.

The 15-year-old girls’ team (Molly Renshaw, Hannah Jones, Louise Ratcliffe, Olivia Strachan) won all of their races, as did the 13-year-old boys.

Personal best times were achieved by Fearn Middleton, Laura Magill, Fern Jackson, Olivia Strachan, Molly Renshaw, Louise Ratcliffe, Harry Jones, Oliver Brown, Alfie Richford, Tomas Eley, Xander Parr and Dom Bestwick.

The third round took place on December 11, again in Worksop, and was a much harder event.

Rascals took second place this time, behind a very strong Carlton Forum team. Despite this, there were still some excellent performances, with swimmers Andrew Parr and Reece Hollis competing for the club for the first time.