Thame youngsters swim up a storm at County Championships

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Thame Swimming Club continue to go from strength to strength as evidenced with the massive 101 entries for the Oxon & North Bucks County Swimming Championships this year, a more than 25 per cent increase on last year.

Overall the club came 11th out of 15 and racked up the most points they’ve ever achieved.

All of the 29 swimmers were on fire with fantastic personal bests being achieved across the championships, inspired by head coach Ian Blyth throughout each of the galas.

Finalists awards were achieved by 11 of swimmers who were: Marcus Birmingham, Harry Block, Hallam Cozier, Laura Creswell, Jo Hewett, Elizabeth Humphreys, Rory Pridmore, Elliot Riley-Brown, Sam White, Ben Williams and Josh Williams.

Jo Hewitt was a notable standout as she won four first place trophies and one second place in the girls multi-disability events, all with new PBs.

Josh Williams won 11 finalists plaques overall, the most ever achieved at counties by one person for Thame, gaining five regional accepted times in the process, while Sam White, the youngest boy representing the club in individual events, claimed two finalist plaques.

Elizabeth Humphreys, Marcus Birmingham, Harry Block and Elliot Riley-Brown also all achieved regional accepted times.