Tring swimmers dive into the action at Club Championships


Nearly 100 swimmers turned out for Tring Swimming Club’s annual Club Championships, racking up hundreds of new PBs and a stack of county and regional qualifying times.

Head coach Justin Langford said: “I was very proud of all the swimmers who worked really hard and had great fun over the four-day event.”

Nearly 100 Tring Swimming Club members turned out for the Club Championships

Nearly 100 Tring Swimming Club members turned out for the Club Championships

The club’s performance squad was in fine form, with particularly impressive results achieved by James Chennells in the 400m freestyle, Cole James in 200m individual medley, and a dominant performance by Josh Frewin in his butterfly events.

Emma Killen, 12, stood out with four wins and six second-placed finishes for her age group, rivalling the times of older swimmers who compete in the breast stroke in regional championships.

Meanwhile, 11-year-old Chloe Woodruff made her mark in her first Club Championships, achieving first place in eight of her ten races.

A celebratory evening was held on Sunday where swimmers received cups, medals, ribbons and certificates for their achievements.

Club chairman Jo Sansom said: “The club has gone from strength to strength over the past year with increasing numbers of county and regional swimmers and accreditation to Swim 21.

“The club championships was a fantastic celebration of the club’s success and a really enjoyable opportunity to have so many swimmers and parents together.

“We are indebted to Cala Homes for their support and to the dozens of parents and friends of Tring Swimming Club whose time and energies made the planning and preparation of the events and then the Championships themselves such a success.”