Sedgefield 75 Swimming Club sent six swimmers to Durham last weekend to compete in Durham Swimming Club’s Valentine’s Gala.

Youngest of the six was Ellis Dickinson who swam his first 100m race in competition and also slashed a combined ten seconds from his 50m backstroke and freestyle times showing excellent progression.

Dylan Forster had his first taste of competition as he entered four events and set some impressive times coming away with a bronze medal at 50m backstroke.

Chloe Harding set three big PBs earning bronze in 100m backstroke in the process, and Lucy Mason, returning to competition, took silver in 100m freestyle.

Charlie McEwan swam one event, 200m freestyle, taking almost five seconds off his PB and winning the gold medal.

Oliver Turnbull had a great competition, achieving six out of six PBs including over 13 seconds off his 200m breaststroke best and also winning two bronze medals.

It was commented by first-time poolside assistant Debbie that all swimmers conducted themselves excellently and were a pleasure to supervise!