More medals for swimmers

The second weekend of the Amateur Swimming Association county championships, held at Chesterfield, saw more medals secured by Matlock and District Swimming Club members.

The weekend focused mainly on individual medley and longer-distance events. Once again, local swimmers enjoyed success with 12 individuals bringing home five medals and seven further fourth to sixth place awards.

Sarah Cross of Tansley notched up three silver medals, to add to her five last weekend.

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Brother and sister pairing Callum and Gemma Gascoyne each picked up a bronze in their respective 100M individual medley races.

Elsewhere Helen Cross, twice, and Helen Thornhill, once, swam to fourth and fifth place finishes.

Among the boys, club captain Michael Beech was unlucky not to gain a medal in a very close 50M breaststroke event, having missed last week’s round through illness, while Jorge Thompson achieved a sixth place award at 1500M freestyle. Sian Heap, Nicola Greaves, Harry Morley, Harrison Fern and John Webster, completed the MADSC team, swimming bravely in a variety of events but unable, this time, to succeed against the county’s best.