Heartbreak for Young Swimmers
The young swimmers of Stockton Amateurs were proud representatives of the Northumberland and District after they had won their own regional league and had progressed to the North of England Junior Inter League Swimming Competition Final staged in Liverpool.
The prize for a top 4 finish would be a national final place at the Olympic pool in London, The competition for the 9 -12 age groups saw the Stockton youngsters competing against teams from Southport, Stockport, Cleethorpes, Boldmere and Leeds.
In an incredibly tight competition the Stockton team were in fourth place but unfortunately the team from Boldmere were on exactly the same points and when the meet officials completed their count back Boldmere had more first places and were awarded the last qualifying place for London.
Clem Laidler, Head Coach for Stockton Amateurs said “The final result for the squad was a big disappointment but I am immensely proud of all our swimmers who were fantastic on the day along with the superb support they received from all the parents who travelled to Liverpool. This has been a great experience and I am sure iit will stand us in good stead for next season.”
For further information on Stockton Amateur Swimming Clubs visit www.stocktonasc.org