Whilst the Team GB Olympic swimming successes were happening in Tokyo, five qualifying 10 & 11 year olds from Bishop’s Stortford Swimming Club competed in their first ever Regional level competition and the first event held outside their own pool since March 2020. The Future Champions meet was organised by the Swim England East Region as a fun and COVID-safe opportunity for the stars of tomorrow to come together and race -perhaps for the first time- after a significant period of disruption.
All five Stortford swimmers tackled their nerves and performed brilliantly, achieving 17 personal best times across 19 events. Molly Greatbatch secured two 6th places in the 50m & 100m Breaststroke and Maisy Martindale came 4th in the 50m Freestyle and 8th in the 50m Breaststroke.
Full list of swimmers: Lois Fields (10 Yrs); Molly Greatbatch, Elliot Hall, Arthur Longman, Maisy Martindale (11 Yrs)