VIDEO & GALLERY: Devonport Royal enjoy a successful club championships at Life Centre

DEVONPORT Royal Swimming Association held their annual club championships at the Life Centre this week.

The competition was held over three days – Sunday, Monday and Wednesday evening.

Sunday saw the middle distance events, Monday was sprint night, while the championship closed on Wednesday with the long distance races.

Devonport Royal, founded in 1863, are going from strength-to-strength at the moment.

They now have nearly 300 members, including water polo players, and cater for all age groups.

Their championships attracted swimmers from the ages of seven to 65 years-old.

The club do have an ever-growing masters section, with many parents now taking up the sport.

They also have a number of promising young swimmers coming through their ranks.

The club have increased their number of county and regional swimmers.

Devonport, under head coach Iain Chalmers, also had athletes compete at national level this year, including Harry Noble, who won gold at the UK School Games and medalled at the British Summer Swimming Championships.

Noble’s success has secured him a scholarship at Mount Kelly College.

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