SWIMMING: Basildon & Phoenix Swimming Club had six swimmers compete at the National Youth Open Championships and Multi-Classification Disability Championships in Sheffield.
Charlotte Hartin was the club’s sole medal winner when she lifted bronze in the multi-classification 100m breaststroke swimming 1m 24.32s with younger sister Danielle Hartin posting a personal best (PB) time of 1m 28.27s to finish in fifth place.
Conor Harrold had a busy championship, competing in the 19 years and older 50m backstroke, 100m backstroke and 200m backstroke, posting times of 27.51s, 58.79s and 2m 07.01s to finish 18th, 12th and 10th respectively.
Harrold’s 10th place in the 200m backstroke was his first ever national final.
Lewis Clifford-Stephenson was another who had a busy meet, competing in four events and posting personal best times in three of them.
In the 50m freestyle, Clifford-Stephenson finished in 11th place in a time of 23.67s. He was 13th in the 100m freestyle (52.01s PB) and fifth in the 50m breaststroke (28.44s PB).
Finally, he was 14th in the 100m breaststroke in a PB time of 1m 03.57s.
Sonny Ford competed in the 17-18 years category 100m butterfly posting 58.95s for 48th place and the 200m butterfly which he finished in 2m 10.98s for 27th spot.
Charlie Fox competed in the 200m butterfly in the 17-18 years age category, posting a new PB of 2m 09.79s to finish in 20th place.
Georgia Mills qualified to represent the club in the 17-18 years category 50m backstroke, but was unable to compete.
The national championships rounded off a very successful season for Basildon & Phoenix Swimming Club who had a record number of qualifiers and medal haul at the county, regional and national championships.