Good displays from Ripley Rascals swimmers

Ripley Rascals and Derventio Excel swimmers produced some excellent performances in the recent Midlands Short Course Championships, held in Stafford.

Fearn Middleton was competing in her first short course Midlands event, and swam personal best times in the 100m and 200m backstroke events.

Jamie Ingram won the junior (under 15s) 200m butterfly final, in a fantastic time of 2.11.17.

Jamie qualified in second place in the heats, but put in a strong swim in the final to pip DX teammate Edward Martin by under a second.

Jamie finished second in the 100m individual medley, and third in 1500m freestyle, showing his versatility over different strokes and distances.

Molly Renshaw won the 100m and 200m breaststroke events, and the 100m individual medley.

Molly has recently started training at the GB National Centre at Loughborough University, in a move designed to take her swimming to the next level.

Molly will be competing in the Commonwealth Games trials next year.