Ripley Rascals achieve 31 personal bests at Derbyshire Sprints

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Eighteen swimmers from Ripley Rascals took part in the annual Derbyshire Sprints Long Course event where they landed 31 personal bests.

The event took place at Ponds Forge swim centre in Sheffield with teams from across the county battling it out in a highly competitive championship.

For the boys, Liam Dawson (9), had a great meet as he achieved a second in the 50m Freestyle as well as top six finishes in the 50m Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly.

George Atkin (11) also put in excellent performances to achieve a third place in the 50m Breaststroke, fourth in the 50m Freestyle and fifth in the 50m Backstroke.

There were also personal bests from Jack Wyld, Morgan Buxton, Samuel Marsh, Harry Wyld and Andrew Parr. Seth Bullock and Joel Tannahill also put in excellent performances.

Not to be outdone the girls also put in a strong performance with Megan Crompton (9) getting a fourth place in the 50m Butterfly and PBs in her other events.

Gracie Dawes (10) continued her ever improving form with an excellent fifth in the 50m freestyle and a PB in the 50m Backstroke.

There were also personal bests for Poppy Greenwood, Ruby Haslam, Eleanor Grainger, Freya Layton, Rosie Greenwood, Charlotte Middup and Georgia Lees.

Rascals will be hoping for further success when it hosts its own Open Meet at Matlock Arc on the 17th January.

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