Thursday, November 4, 2010

Deventio girls are swimming faster in blueseventy

We’re not just about the Olympics and World Champs and all that razzmatazz (word of the day - try and get that in a facebook update!). Anywho – we heard about some great success from three pretty sharp swimmers from the Derventio eXcel swim squad who clocked some great results at the UK School Games which took place in Sunderland.

Evie Keane (16), Emily Allsopp (16) & Jodie Hawksworth (14) were all part of the England Central Team who won the overall swimming title after a very close fought 2 day programme and a highly dramatic final event; which saw the leaders by a very close margin, England North, being disqualified and handing the title to the Central team .

The three Derventio girls all performed exceptionally well in their NeroTX suits, with each of them taking medal places. In the individual events, Jodie was in top form in the breaststroke, bagging the silver in the 100m and bronze in the 200m; Emily also took bronze in the 200m backstroke. In the relays, Evie swam excellent legs in both the 4 x 100m & 4 x 200m freestyle, ensuring her team secured silver medals in both events.

The Sainsbury's UK School Games is an event for the UK's elite young athletes of school age. About 1600 athletes compete across ten sports in a four-day Games environment designed to replicate the feel of major event such as the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games and Commonwealth Games (but with more chaperones I’ll bet).

L-R: Emily Allsopp, Evie Keane, Jodie Hawksworth

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