CMK swimmers clean up at county champs

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City of Milton Keynes swimmers won more titles than any other club at the Oxford and North Bucks County Championships held over the last four weekends.

Championship trophy winners were: Emily Jones, Isobel Jones, Charlotte Evans, Tom Flaherty, Oliver lines, Ben Flaherty, Tom Flaherty, Ryan Anscomb, Rebecca Marshall and Joss Ulyett.

The team set 13 new county records and 40 club records over the competition.

Joss Ulyett also set a new South East England record by 1.5 seconds in the 100m individual medley.

Many swimmers set personal best times and the following gained age group awards for their performances throughout the meet: Helen Odams, Lucy Farmer, Miles Drabwell, Max Murphy, Miles McAuliffe, Oliver Lines and Matt Murray. Other age group swimmers who made finals/top 8 finishes were Charlotte Folkes, Charlotte Ratcliffe, Georgia Richardson, Chloe Osili, Connol Keegan, Owen Drabwell, Marcus McAuliffe, Yasmin Dos Santos, Rhyan Barrat and Elliot Jones.

CMK now have 10 swimmers qualified for the National Championships, with some more qualifying competitions to come.

Meanwhile CMK swimmers also made finals at the Leeds International Swim Meet.

Some of the best swimmers in the world were in Yorkshire to take part in the competition that was used to hold trials for GB junior international meets later in the season.

Charlotte Evans competed in the 200m backstroke, coming 8th in the final in a new county record time.

Tom Flaherty competed in the 400m freestyle, finishing 16th, and also in the 800m free in another new county record.

Both young swimmers learned from the experience and rose to the occasion.