Swimming: Halton in impressive form

Joe Coy returns with latest swimming news
Source: Liverpool Echo

 

The New Year has got off to a great start with two Merseyside and District Galas.

In Division One, on Saturday at Huyton, a pulsating contest with just 11 points separating the first three teams.

Halton had brothers, Joel and Reuben Sumner in inspirational form.

There were also impressive performances from Cerys Neil, Ruby Pritchard, Isobelle Roberts, Daniel Buckley and Ben Clayton as they emerged six points ahead of Everton for who Eve Catterall, Aimee White, Patrick Donnelly and Matthew Rooney took Maximum points.

League leaders, Crosby took third place with Garston and Prescot in very close pursuit.

As the league approaches half way there is just 35 points between all of the teams.

Sunday at the same venue saw the Division Two gala and in another close event, Bridgefield took first place.

With Liverpool Penguins just eight points adrift.

Connah’s Quay finished third after being chased all the way by an enthusiastic Formby.

There were several close races but Bridgefield’s success was built on the junior boys, with Berdan Ordek and Casey Delaney prominent.

The junior girls’ team was also strong with Jess Cooney and Lexie Bruns performing well, whilst there were also excellent contributions made by Lexie’s sister Elise Bruns and John Paul Bruder in the Men’s open events.

For the second time in a month, Prescot’s Callum Court travelled over to Leeds, this time for the New Year Long Course Meet.

After starting with a PB in the 400m IM on Saturday he then knocked more than three seconds off his previous best in the 200m Breaststroke.

On Sunday a first ever 1500m Freestyle produced an excellent time followed by another PB in the 100m Freestyle.

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