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The five Northgate swimmers qualified for finals in every event they competed in and achieved seven club records and six medals between them.
Cameron Minifie proved to be a real golden girl as Northgate swimmers celebrated a fantastic weekend at the West Midlands youth championships. Cameron, 15, was untouchable in the butterfly events at the championships at Coventry, taking gold in 50m, 100m, and 200m – despite her November birthday making her one of the youngest and smallest swimmers in the 16 years age group. She also added a silver medal in the 50m freestyle and claimed club records in 200m butterfly and 200m backstroke, in which she finished fourth, as well as two PBs in what is a notoriously “slow” pool.
Cameron had a very busy weekend, with nine events and seven finals – she qualified for two further finals but withdrew to avoid her programme becoming too congested.
Jenna Edmunds and Jack Darley each added silver medals to Cameron’s tally, with Jacob Shinton and Jennie Ballinger chipping in with club records. Jenna took 50m breaststroke silver in a club record and personal best time, as well as finishing fourth in both the 100m (PB) and 200m breaststroke finals.
Jack, in his first long course competition for three years, took silver with a determined 400m freestyle and finished fourth in the 200m backstroke final. Jack has a further championship event to come when he races the West Midlands 1,500m freestyle at the end of this month.
Jacob, in his first regional competition, claimed a club record in the 50m butterfly final and a further PB as he finished fourth in the 200m butterfly. He also reached the finals of the 100m butterfly (sixth) and 200m individual medley (fifth).
Jennie broke club records with PB times in all three of her breaststroke events, including fifth place in the 200m final in the tough 17 and over age group.
There will be lots more chances for regional glory when eight of the club’s younger swimmers contest the West Midlands age group championships, also at Coventry, at the end of May.
Northgate swimmer Louise Edmunds shone on the national stage with two silver medals at the Scottish age group championships.
Louise, 13, and sister Jenna, 15, made sure the club’s first foray north of the border was memorable by achieving five finals places between them and no less than nine long course club records.
The pair, who qualify as Scottish through their mum Lorraine, also put themselves in a good position to qualify for this summer’s British and home nations championships.
Louise qualified for 10 events in total and powered past more established Scottish stars to claim silver in both the 50m and 100m breaststroke finals. Her times put her in the top 10 in Great Britain and she is well placed for a spot in the summer national competitions, with eight weeks of qualifying left to go.
She also finished fifth in the 200m breaststroke final, sixth in the 200m individual medley and was a reserve for a further four finals, racking up no less than eight club records and nine personal best times in the process.
Jenna found herself in exalted company in the senior age groups, with world, European and Commonwealth medallist Hannah Miley amongst the entries.
She broke a long course club record in the 50m breaststroke on her way to 10th place in the final, and finished a creditable 16thin the 100m breaststroke.
Both girls will now be preparing for the West Midlands championships before aiming to cement their places in the qualifying berths for either the British summer championships or Scottish summer championships in July and August.
Parents – have you over-indulged at Christmas and need to lose a bit of weight? Bridgnorth Rotary Club’s annual sponsored slim this year will be raising money for Northgate Swimming Club as well as other local good causes, so why not sign up?
The weigh-in is on Saturday (January 9) at the leisure centre from 10am to 3pm and the weigh out is on February 20.
Northgate will be the main beneficiary of the sponsored slim, receiving 70 per cent of the funds raised.
To take part, drop into the leisure centre at any time during the weigh-in on Saturday. The sponsored slim is for adults only, not swimmers!