Tring swimmers make a splash in Hitchin with second-placed finish

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Tring Swim Club travelled to Hitchin for the second round of the Herts Major League and achieved an excellent second-placed finish.

Hertford took top spot, with Tring beating Watford into third ahead of Potters Bar, Royston and Verulam in fourth, fifth and sixth places.

Tring, sponsored by PRS Office Furniture, achieved 16 first places on the night as well as a number of personal and club bests.

Greg Baxter started the meet with a first place in the 100m open freestyle, swiftly followed by George Thorne taking first in the U12 25m backstroke.

Tring then took first in the boys’ and girls’ 100m breaststrokes, with Emma Killin doing it for the girls and Cole James representing the boys.

Josh Frewin took the gong in the 100m open boys’ backstroke and Marcia Billingham was first in the U12 girls’ 25m breaststroke.

The open boys’ 4x25m medley relay team of Robert Jennings, Tom Frewin, Josh Frewin and Baxter set a new club best time of 59.53s and came first on the night. The same team took first, and set a new club best of 48.76s in the 4x25m freestyle.

The U12 4x25m medley relay team of Callum Bullock, George Thorne, Harrison Bullock and Daniel Chennells also took first place.

Coming home in second place, the U14 boys’ 4x25m medley team of Harry Thorne, Cole James, Peter Kenyon and James Chennells set a new club best with a time of 59.53s.

Bethany Masters achieved a first place, a new PB and a club best with a time of 1m 20.95s in the 100m open girls’ breaststroke and Tom Frewin took first in the boys’ race.

Justin Langford finished first and set a new club best of 59.07s in the 100m boys’ open freestyle and Clem Waterhouse was first in the 25m U12 girls’ freestyle in a time of 16.15s.

George Thorne took first again with his 25m U12 freestyle time of 16.78s and James Chennells bagged first and set a new PB of 1m 17.01s in the U14 boys’ 100m backstroek.

Finally, capping the evening off were the U12 girls Izzy Sansom, Waterhouse, Marcia Billingham and Tilly Beckwith who set a new club best in the U12 4x25m medley race with a time of 1m 17.36s.

The boys’ team of George Thorne, Harrison Bullock, Callum Bullock and Daniel Chennells also took first in the same race in a time of 1m 19.12s.

Tring Swim Club chairman Jo Sansom said: “The Tring swimmers really went for it tonight achieving some fantastic results including six new club best times; they should all be really proud of their achievements.”