Twenty one enthusiastic swimmers from Mid Sussex Marlins recently took part in the Sussex Squids Gala for people with disabilities.
Their journey to Bognor Regis was well worthwhile as nearly everyone showed improvement and they all took home at least one medal.
David Fawdrey was delighted to win five individual medals, closely followed by Christopher Lovejoy, Tyler Clifton and Tom Giles with four medals each.
It was particularly pleasing to see that most of the swimmers achieved at least one personal best time, with dramatic improvements coming from Louis Moyes, (who went on the win the Boy’s Achievement Award), Hannah Szczepanski, George Snashall and Reuben Kerr.
Throughout the evening, all the swimmers worked hard to contribute valuable points to the team, and none more so than the final freestyle relay team of Fabienne Andre, Reece Meyer, Alex Carr and Richard Sambrook who worked their socks off to lift the trophy.
Other swimmers who also contributed to the team efforts were Daniel Telling, Steven Wade, Peter McCleery, Pat Hough, Stephen Bayliss, Emily Darbyshire, Samantha Swindell, Kieren Stevens and Alfie Penfold.
Hannah Szczepanski was delighted to win the Junior Girls Trophy and the overall winners were Sharks SC of Mottingham.
A good evening’s work, well done to all swimmers!