busy times for champion ross

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TEENAGE swimming star Ross Glegg is not letting his hectic schedule get in the way of success in the pool.

The 18-year-old Scarborough Sixth Form College student has snapped up a double success in the Yorkshire Swimming Championships this season, winning the 50 metre freestyle crown at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge and the 100 metre freestyle race at Leeds.

Scarborough Swimming Club member Glegg also swims for the City of Leeds club, and last weekend he set a new personal best on his way to winning the 200 metres freestyle while competing for Leeds in the Premier Club meeting at Sheffield.

Glegg, who also swims for Scotland, said: “I am delighted to have taken 1.7 seconds off my best time in winning at the Premier Club event, getting my PB down to one minute 53.63 seconds.

“The top teams from around the country were taking part in this meeting so I was very pleased with my performance.

“I also earned third place in the 100 metres freestyle event, and I will be hoping to continue this kind of form for the rest of the season until the national championships in July.”

The teen ace, who is in his second and final year study for BTEC in Sport at college, is also gearing himself up for a busy April, which will see him head to Majorca, Dundee and Sheffield.

“I am flying out to Majorca for a training camp with the City of Leeds club on Monday, and we will be staying there until Friday April 15.

“The following day the Scottish swimming team are having a meeting at Dundee, so I will be heading north for that, then on Sunday April 17 I will be competing for Leeds in the national Arena League finals, which will again be staged at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.”

The dedication of Glegg, and his fellow Scarborough Swimming Club-mates Rebecca Whaling and Gareth Mills, is clear to see as they all travel to Leeds on a regular basis to train and compete, as well as their training at the indoor pool in Scarborough.