Swimming stars earn county glory

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SCARBOROUGH Swimming Club’s rising stars hit the glory trail in the Yorkshire Championships senior and junior races.

Rebecca Whaling, 15, led the way for the club, with four golds, winning the senior and junior 100 metres and 200 metres backstroke events.

Seventeen-year-old Ross Glegg won the men’s 100m freestyle and Gareth Mills, 18, claimed gold in the mens 200m freestyle.

Two of the club’s younger stars also shone at the event at Ponds Forge, Sheffield, Jace Cappleman, 12, winning two golds and a bronze and 11-year-old Lizzie Swift grabbing a silver to cap a cracking two days for Scarborough SC.

Club president and head coach Sam Greetham was delighted by the young aces’ medal haul.

“For Rebecca, Ross and Gareth to win a gold medal apiece in the senior events is a superb achievement for a relatively small club such as ourselves, especially when we are up against city clubs such as Leeds and Sheffield.

“To earn 10 medals overall is an excellent result, and the next challenge for Ross and Rebecca is the British National Championships at Manchester, which also acts as trials for the World Championship and Europeans.

“Ross, Rebecca and Gareth are pushing hard for places in the senior national teams, with the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the Olympics in Rio two years later their target.”