A team of 42 Warriors travelled to Sheffield last Sunday to compete in the Retford Level 3 Open Meet held at Ponds Forge in Sheffield. This proved to be a great experience for a number of the children who had never previously been to this pool, and they rose to the occasion superbly.
Medals were awarded for the top 6 places, and Warriors bought home a fantastic total of 67 medals despite very strong competition. For the top 3 places they secured 38 medals: 12 golds, 14 silver and 12 bronze.
The star performance on the day was undoubtedly provided by Caitlin Shingler, who won nine gold medals and 1 silver medal from her 10 races – a truly staggering performance! For the boys, the most consistent performance in terms of top 3 finishes came from Alex Watkinson (2 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze).
Other medal winners on the day included Katie Bowater, Joe Buckley, Jess Burke, Beth Catchpole, Dominic Crawley, Matty Crawley, Thomas Ditchfield, Matthew Domville, Coral Farrell, Connor Healy, Erin Hesketh, Leah Myles-Socorro, Josh Radin, Amy Sanderson, Jonathan Skilling, Jack Smith and Daniel Thomas. There were also many PBs achieved across the board by Warriors swimmers, reflecting the continued hard work and effort of all swimmers who took part.
As always, the swimmers were a credit to the club and their town, and all deserve a huge well done for their efforts on the day