Success for club swimmers

Members of Thame Swimming Club at the county championships
Members of Thame Swimming Club at the county championships

Finalists, personal bests and some brilliant swimming were all in evidence at the Oxfordshire and North Bucks County Championships during January and February.

Thirty-one swimmers from Thame competed across individual races and relays and amassed a record number of points for the club, coming 12th out of 17 clubs overall.

Thanks go to head coach Ian Blyth who coached and supported every swimmer throughout the championships.

Awards went to Sam White, Josh Williams, Elliot Riley-Brown, Rory Pridmore, Hallam Cozier, Marcus Birmingham, Ben Williams, Elizabeth Humphreys, Ella Simms, Amy Haarburger and Jo Hewett.

Among those singled out for a special mention for their efforts were Lucy Block who took ten seconds off her 200m breaststroke time, Ben Williams who swam 55.97 seconds in the 100m freestyle final and in the process took the open club record and Jo Hewett who managed five second-placed finishes in the girls multi-disability events while also achieving personal bests.