Eight swimmers from Sedgefield 75 swimming club travelled to Billingham for their first competition of 2020 last weekend. They racked up 61 swims between them, taking on many bigger clubs including Sunderland, Newcastle and Middlesbrough, returning with 26 medals.

Charlotte Lee took on three breaststroke events, getting a personal best over 50m as well as 50m freestyle. Katelyn Craig swam in three races and took bronze in 50m breaststroke and 100m butterfly.

Filip Wilczynski competed in a mammoth 13 races, winning medals in eleven of them, four gold, four silver and three bronze. He also achieved the biggest PB of the weekend with over twelve seconds in his 200m butterfly.

Charlie McEwan swam five races and got three new PBs, the highlight being 50m free where he achieved his first county championship qualifying time.

Matthew Wimbury completed two races and he further improved his best 50m breaststroke time.

Mateusz Wilczynski racked up 15 races having qualified for two further 14 years and under finals. Mateusz picked up 4 new PBs as well as a gold, silver and two bronze, all in butterfly.

Kathryn Lee also got an extra swim having qualified for the 15 years and over 100m backstroke final taking her swims to seven.

Emma Price entered eight events but ended up swimming 12 races due to qualifying for four extra finals in the 14 years and under age group despite being only eleven. She took silver in the 100m backstroke final ahead of 13/14 year old girls. She finished with six golds and two silvers from races with her own age group.

Sedgefield 75 have vacancies for new members, training at Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre. Check out www.sedgefield75/join