Pool partnership's peak performance
A successful partnership formed between Boston Amateur Swimming Club and Boston Borough Council has led to a clutch of top results, including a new British record.
The swimming club, under the guidance of the club's coach Ian Wells, has had its best Lincolnshire County Championships since the Geoff Moulder Leisure Complex training pool reopened, finishing third in the best club in the county. And Connor Boyfield broke the British record in the 200 butterfly in the S9 category for his disability.
The training pool was refurbished and brought back into use in 2012 following a partnership agreement between the council, the swimming club and the Witham Academies Federation.
Now club members are celebrating a medal haul in the recent championships of 26 golds, 33 silver and 35 bronze.
Kieva Clegg is county champion in the 200 breaststroke and Katie Scott won two gold medals and is the junior champion in the14 years age group.
The club was successful in nearly every age group.
Katie Scott (14) gained another gold, Seb South gained his first gold and Edvards Miller won a total of three golds. A review is now underway to see how many club records have been broken.
In the 13 years age group two boys dominated the events: Rico Bringeman won seven golds and team mate Joseph Vickers won four golds.
Despite being ill Elizabeth Burt still won five gold medals and Thomas Bruce won his first gold.
In the youngest age group Daniela Bringeman (11) won three golds.
Kieva Clegg, Rico Bringeman and Joseph Vickers are all travelling to Glasgow at the end of the month to compete in the Scottish Age Group Nationals. And the club will be sending 15 swimmers to the East Midlands Championships in April and Connor Boyfield will be competing at the Para International meet in May.