Final open swim proves a big draw

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The third and final fixture in Matlock & District Swimming Club’s open water swim series in the River Derwent at Matlock Bath drew a big field.

With over 70 competitors in the 250m, a crowded finish line was passed first by Jorge Thompson with Jon Staniforth and John Dyer on his toes.

The 500m race saw Eric Anscombe (6.33) just beat Sarah Cross, with Hannah Clay third. The 1500m saw Jack Sampson dominate and come home in 18.37 secured a hat-trick over the series.