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THIS meet was also attended by swimmers from the Loughborough University squad which included former local Olympian Caitlin McClatchey and other team members who have qualified for the swimming World Championships in Shanghai.

The LU squad were using this competition as part of their training schedule and they proved to be inspirational to the young athletes.

50m butterfly: Alex Gibbons 1st pb.

200m back:13 yrs Rachel Sullivan 14th; 13yrs Emma Bond 15th 50m back: Emma Bond 8th 100m free: Emma Bond 12th; Rachel Sullivan 15th; Alex Gibbons 12yrs 10th 200m free: Emma Bond 6th; Rachel Sullivan 25th 400m free: Emma Bond 7th; Rachel Sullivan 9th pb 400m Individual Medley: Rachel Sullivan 8th.

Kimberley Mann, 13, recorded the following results: 50m breast 3rd pb; 100m breast 5th; 200m breast 6th.

Swimmers from DDSC will be at the Midland Regional Age Group Championships at Coventry over the next two weekends.

Other news...the club congratulates chairman Brett Batson for successfully passing theory and practical examinations and is now qualified as a judge level 2S.

He will now embark on his training to become a referee.