Aquatics

Dartmoor Darts pleased with success on final weekend of Devon Swimming Champs

DARTMOOR Darts enjoyed a successful final weekend at the Devon County Swimming Championships.

The club returned home from the Plymouth Life Centre with nine gold medals, four silvers, one senior record and two age group records.

Darts’ performance director Matthew Henry set the senior record on his way to winning gold in the men’s 50m freestyle event in a time of 22.80 seconds, while his 14-year-old nephew, Cameron Williams, broke the age group record for the same event with a time of 25.30 seconds and set a new age record in the 100m breaststroke – winning by more than nine seconds.

Williams also won the 14-year-old’s 100m IM on the Saturday and took silver in the 50m butterfly.

Henry won senior 50m butterfly silver, while Matthew Plumb took the same colour at the same event in the 16-year-old age group.  Harry Morgan-Hughes, 12, but was swimming in the 13 year age group, just missed out on a medal in the 50m butterfly and also by 100m butterfly by finishing fourth.

Hollie Steer won championship gold medals in the 50m and 100m breaststroke events, while Emily Morgan Hughes claimed gold in the 14-year-old’s 50m breaststroke, where Alice Chapman won silver in the 12-year-old’s category.

Steer, 16, also won age group golds in the 50m freestyle and 100m butterfly events.

Michael Cudihee (100m IM) and Emily Morgan-Hughes (100m breaststroke) reached championship finals, with Emily Chapman was also an age group finalist.

In total the club had 26 finalists over the weekend of which six were championships ones.

Performance director Henry said afterwards: “I’m really pleased for the squad. They all train hard and their commitment and passion for swimming is bringing each swimmer great results.

“We had some really good swims and I’m pleased to see lots of PBs. I’m especially pleased for Cameron and Hollie, being Devon County champions and for Cameron to break another record is fantastic. I’m excited for the forthcoming regional competitions in May.”

The Devon County Swimming Championships took place over three weekends.

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