Report submitted by Halesowen Swimming Club

HALESOWEN swimmers had another successful competition at the final weekend of the Worcester County Championships. Positive swims and new personal bests did not seem hard to come by as everyone kept raising the bar. Our main goal was to enjoy the experience, then to improve our final’s times from our heats - which we achieved in every instance.

“The commitment and drive of all the swimmers to perform to the best of their ability throughout the championships was a credit to everyone involved. The hard work put in over the last few months is starting to pay dividends. The future of the club looks brighter than ever” said Junior Coach Ryan Coley.

Jude Cox Coley (9), Owen Worton (10) and Amber Seville (11) all swam out of their skin at their first county championships.

Numerous finals were swum for our more seasoned youngsters, across many events, which saw thirteen medals won over the weekend. Adam Ryan (15) provided an exciting race in the 100 butterfly, smashing his former best and a solid second place. Jacob Fellows, Jacob Smith & Anthony Demitry all jostled for position in the 14 year old 100 fly final coming home in 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively.

Ryan Larkin became the senior men’s 100 Individual Medley Champion, certifying that title has been won by Halesowen swimmers consecutively for over a decade. What a tremendous record!