Mid Sussex Marlins celebrate fourth consecutive County Championship win

A ceremony was held on Sunday to present the Mid Sussex Marlin’s swimming club with a raft of trophies for their triumph at the 2020 Sussex Championships.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 9:34 am
Mid Sussex Marlins celebrated winning their fourth consecutive Sussex County Championship on Sunday. Pictures by Ernesto Paniccia

The Mid Sussex Marlins walked away with victory in both the senior championship (swimmers of all ages) and the age group category (under-18s) competitions in one of the club’s best ever performances at the County Championships.

The Marlins also won the Sussex County Relay Gala.

The Championships took place in February 2020, but the Covid-19 pandemic has prevented the presentation of the trophies until now and the 2021 Championships have been cancelled.

The Marlins show off their medal haul

In addition to the overall team events a number of Marlins won trophies for their individual performances.

Marlins swimmers Sophie Shaw and Bethany Abrams both won three trophies for their victories in individual events, Charlotte Johnson two and Mackenzie Cannon one.

The presentation took place at the Triangle Leisure Centre in Burgess Hill where the Sussex Championship Trophy was presented to Marlins head coach Stephen Murphy.

Murphy said: "Our performance at the 2020 Championships was one of the best in the club’s history and it’s a huge shame we haven’t been able to celebrate it until now.

"It is wonderful that our swimmers have finally been able to get the recognition that they deserve."

The complete list of Mid Sussex Marlins award wins were as follows:

Shiverers Perpetual Trophy - Sophie Shaw

Bognor Regis Cup - Sophie Shaw

Sussex Local Centre Shield - Mackenzie Cannon

The Buck Trophy - Sophie Shaw

Brighton Dolphin Trophy - Bethany Abrams

Wadmore Cup - Bethany Abrams

Sussex ASA Womens Cup - Charlotte Johnson

Sussex ASA Cup - Charlotte Johnson

Littlehampton Cup - Bethany Abrams

Eastboune SC Cup - Mid Sussex Marlins

Sexton Cup - Mid Sussex Marlins

Sussex Local Centre Shield - Mid Sussex Marlins

E.K.Brooker Cup - Mid Sussex Marlins

SCASA Sx.Local Centre Cup - Mid Sussex Marlins

Carl Wootton Cup - Mid Sussex Marlins

Sussex ASA Shield - Mid Sussex Marlins

20th Century Banking Cup - Mid Sussex Marlins

Parents & Swimmers Bowl - Mid Sussex Marlins

Sussex ASA Shield - Mid Sussex Marlins

Presidents Plate (salver) - Pauline Draper

10yrs Age Group salver - Aleena Phromla

12yrs Age Group salver - Constance Logan

Age Group salver - Ben Uff (12yrs)

13yrs Age Group salver - Alex Andrews