Four Mid Sussex Marlins’ Dolphins squad swimmers entered the CP Sport Development Gala in Winchester at the end of January.
Altogether there were 27 swimmers, with some participants travelling over 150 miles to attend the gala. The swimmers ages varied from 6 to 28 years old and all had the opportunity to swim in three events, chosen from all four strokes, over distances of 10, 25 or 50 metres.
The competing Dolphins swimmers were Christopher Manson, Ewan Sumpter, Matilda Barrowman and Aaron Johnson. Christopher, Ewan and Matilda not only had some wonderful personal best times, but also came home with three medals each. Aaron was only able to swim for a ‘time only’ due to his late entry, and was presented with a certificate.
The atmosphere created by the swimmers and spectators was wonderful and huge thanks go to all the volunteers who helped make the event run as smoothly as it did.