Northgate Swimmers continue to make a Splash! Courtesy of LoveBridgnorth

Katie Hunt
As the days are getting colder, the competition in the pool for Northgate Swimming Club is heating up, with rarely a week going by without an event taking place. There have been several recent highlights, with a standout being the October meet at Sandwell Aquatics Centre which boasts an impressive 50m pool, and was the home for all swimming races during the 2022 Commonwealth
Despite being one of the smallest teams there, Northgate certainly made themselves heard at the event. Thirty podium positions were secured, with seven golds, eleven silvers and twelve bronze medals, topped up by seven county times.
Perhaps most impressively there were seventy three personal bests achieved during the meet, several by a significant margin. For example, Finn Lloyd (pictured) knocked sixteen seconds off his 200m Breaststroke time, Charlotte Smith also beat her previous time for the same event by fourteen seconds, whilst Emily Gurr took fifteen seconds off her best in the 200m Butterfly race. Rory Yarnley also very much enjoyed beating his previous time by twelve seconds for the 400m Freestyle race.
With the annual club presentation evening coming up soon, it is fantastic to see swimmers enjoying such success and recognition at these competitions.
If you are interested in finding out more about joining Northgate, (which Love Bridgnorth can thoroughly recommend as a Northgate Masters Swimmer!) please do not hesitate to make contact via the club website or through their social media channels.

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