Sudbury Storm to five club records and four medals

The Suffolk County Championship events (800m and 1500m) were held over two weekends in Norwich.

Sudbury Storms had five swimmers competing and came away with five club records and four medals.

In the 12yr age group, Lana Mo achieved a new club record in the 800m & 1500m.

Finishing as runner up in the 800m, she did one better the following week by winning the 1500m and becoming Storms’ first county winner of 2012.

Alicia Demetriades, in the same age group swimming in the distance championships for the first time, swam incredibly well to finish fourth in the 800m and runner up to Lana in the 1500m.

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Also swimming in the 12yr age group was Olivia Sherred.

She finished ninth in the 800m and just missed out on the bronze medal to finish fourth in the 1500m. Ella Rides, in the 15/16yr age group finished fifth in the 800m with a new club record.

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The impressive Christopher Greenhalgh, the only male Storms swimmer to qualify for the distance championships, also achieved new club records in both the 800m & 1500m events in the 15/16yr age group.

Finishing fifth in the 1500m, he came away with the silver medal the following week in the 800m.

n Sudbury Storms hosted their annual Valentines senior age group and masters meet at the Kingfisher Leisure Pool.

This also incorporated the Suffolk County Championships for the same age group.

Sudbury had a total of 14 swimmers competing and between them they won 13 county medals.

Leading the pack at the event at Kingfisher was Stuart McLellan with six golds followed closely by wife Sharon with four.

Also winning gold were Vicki Buck, Graham King, Francesca King, Christopher Greenhalgh, Tom Williams, Helena Heyn, Nick Robertson and Terry Mansi.

Notable swims came from Ryan Alexander, Gemma Bedford, Gordon Coutts who all won silver.

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