National success for three Chesterfield Swimming Club youngsters

Three girls from Chesterfield Swimming Club produced superb performances at the national Open Water Competition, which was held at Rother Valley Country Park in Sheffield.

Monday, 8th August 2016, 11:23 am
Updated Monday, 8th August 2016, 12:29 pm
STAR TRIO -- from left, Chesterfield Swimming Club youngsters Laini Cooper, Chloe Stennett and Sofia Allen.

Pride of place went to Laini Cooper, who won a silver medal in the 12-year-olds’ age group, while Chloe Stennett finished fifth in the 14-year-olds’ age group and Sofia Allen 17th in the 16-year-olds’ age group.

The trio qualified for the national event after success at the regional competition in July when Laini was crowned regional champion for her age, Chloe finished second and Sofia was also runner-up.

Two other Chesterfield SC swimmers also performed well at the regionals, with Jorge Thompson taking seventh and George Alton eighth in the 17-to-18-year-olds’ age group.

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Head coach Mark Tanner said: “This is the first time some of these swimmers have competed in open water competitions, making their performances even more of an achievement. We will be working hard next season and encouraging more of our swimmers to compete in open water, as well as our regular pool-based competitions.”

Chesterfield SC, based at Queen’s Park Sports Centre, offer all kinds of programmes for juniors, seniors and masters swimmers.