Top Club in Sussex County Winter Championships

Mid Sussex Marlins swim club (MSM), continues its winning streak as the top scoring club at the recent Sussex County Winter Championships.  Competing against all the other clubs in the county, MSM won by an impressive 600 point plus margin over nearest rivals Hastings Seagulls.

Head Coach, Stephen Murphy, said, “Our swimmers put in hours of training in the pool each week and this win, and the individual performances we had over the weekend, makes it all worthwhile. The dedication and commitment of these young swimmers, aged from 9 years up to late teens is amazing to see.  In total, MSM had 75 swimmers who met the qualifying times needed to enter”.

The success of the club at all levels of the Championships is evidenced by three out of the six girls’ age group awards going to MSM swimmers: Constance Logan (10 years), Bethany Abrams (13 years) and Amelia Stone (14 years). Other notable performances included Sophie Shaw (16 years) taking the girls’ 16 & over Championship title for the 100m.  Marlins also had a number of swimmers achieve National Winter qualifying times at this meet including Oliver Richardson (14 years), Charlotte Johnson (15 years) and Sophie Maguire (17 years).

The Club hopes to continue its fantastic form having been newly promoted to the Premier Division of the National Arena Swimming League and in the New Year will compete to retain its titles in the County Relays and Sussex League.

Some shots of our championship winners…