Young CMK team make a splash

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Three swimmers from CMK Swimming Club competed last week in the British Gas Swimming Championships in Sheffield.

This high-level meet brings together the best senior swimmers in the country battling for places on the World Championships team.

Charlotte Evans swam superbly in her preferred event, the 200m backstroke, improving on her personal best time by three seconds as she moved through the rounds.

At 15, she was one of the youngest swimmers to compete in any of the finals, finishing a very credible seventh place.

Charlotte looks to end the season among the top 10 ranked juniors in Europe and her time set a new South East England age group record.

Head Coach Greg Buck said: “This performance highlights the ability Lottie has and the hard work she has put in for two-three years.

“She has set the bar high for the rest of the team, many of whom I know are up to the challenge of training and competing at this level.”

Team mate Lucy Chenery, 18, competed in the multi-classification disability 200m freestyle and swam well in the heats just outside her personal best and came seventh in the final.

Joss Ulyett, 17, competed in three breaststroke events making semi-final in the 50m (placed 14th).

This was a swift return to form after a break for exams for Joss.

The three girls will be joined by 18 CMK team mates for the National Youth and Age group champs in July.

If you’re interesting in joining CMK Swimming Club, email Greg at gregbuckcmk@yahoo.co.uk