SOUTH Croydon Swimming Club's 4 x 100 Relay Team took part in the British Age Group Nationals competition last month, with many of the boys taking part for the first time.
Head Coach John Mills accompanied Charlie Goriup, Kane Nurse, Dylan Nurse and Freddie Benians to Ponds Forge, Sheffield, for the prestigious competition.
All swam superbly at the London Regional Swimming Championships to qualify for this event and naturally came up against the highest competition, and they continued to swim a personal best in their Relay Event, finishing 31st in a time of 4.01.02
Benians, having also qualified for the 100 and 200m freestyle (24th) as well as the 100m fly (25th), swam an amazing personal best in the heats to qualify for the Boys' 100m Freestyle, and finished fourth in the final with another PB of 55.68.
It was a tough race with 0.7 separating the first four boys. It was a great result for the swimmers and South Croydon SC, and Mills hopes he can look forward to taking more swimmers to the nationals next year.
The club and swimmers can look forward to a short break in August before returning to training at the end of the month.