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September 2019 - Ridings League Division 1 Champions

Huge thanks to SSC swimmer and top writer Billy Kelly who has written a fantastic Ridings Gala report for us again which will be featuring in the Scarborough News this week. Great writing Billy, thank you! Thank you again also to all our swimmers who competed for us in the Ridings this year - you all made an important contribution to us moving up a division next year. Here is Billy's report:

Scarborough Swimming Club Promoted to Premier Division with Ridings Win at Pickering

Scarborough Swimming Club ensured promotion into the Premier Division with another powerful Riding’s competition win last Saturday.  This was their first meet after the summer break and the team were focussed to score crucial points and take home wins.  There were some powerful performances and records broken by the Scarborough swimmers, ensuring the 145-point win.

This was the first year that Scarborough Swimming Cub were relegated from the Premiere Division to the 1stDivision, and they have been working hard this year to secure their place back in the top league.  50 swimmers competed in at least 1 Ridings gala this year, each contributing to the promotion.

13-year old Joseph Moment achieved a personal best time, breaking his own previous record in the boys 14 and under 50 metres Backstroke.  The very strong 14 and under girls team of Georgina Calvert, Alex Beeson, Chloe Holloway, Rhionne Wilkin and Maisy Smith, also impressively bettered their new records set this year with records in both the 14 and under girls medley and freestyle relays.

The talented 10 and under team won the majority of their races, with only two second place finishes and some impressive performances.  Scarborough look forward to competing against strong teams including Beverley Barracudas and Thirsk White Horse swim team next year in the Premier Division.  Coach Zoe Naylor said ‘all the coaches had been impressed with the strength of the team as a whole and were delighted with the outcome’.

It is an exciting time for the Club, who now look forward to many of their swimmers competing at the Yorkshire Championships in Leeds at the end of the month. 

Here's our full team of 46 swimmers from this year - well done and thank you to all!! 

James Draper, Wiliam Beaumont, Sam Race, Jack Chandler, Sami Baloch, Zane Bassett-Horn, Caitlin Dolby, Hannah Kinsella, Lily Smith, Bea Russell, Sophie Ievers, Bess Naylor, Salma Omran, Liam Wilkin, Paolo Messenger, Ryan Souter, Jake Prior-McKie, Eric Hobkinson, Billy Kelly, Lani Russell, Lexie Atkin, Saphire Tingle, Eleanor Kirby, Holly Draper, Ma'in Omran, Joseph Moment, Jack Naylor, Bryan Hogg, Matthew Wilson, Georgina Calvert, Alex Beeson, Chloe Holloway, Rhionne Wilkin, Maisy Smith, Owen Hobkinson, Luke Kelly, Joe Kelly, Marcus Moore, Dak Cappleman, Mike Draper, Finnian Hutchinson, Holly Franklin, Lauren Brown, Katy Snell, Caitlin Wilson, Amy Corcoran.

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