Good performances at championships

Seven swimmers from Morpeth Amateur Swimming Club (MASC) qualified for this year’s Northumberland and Durham County Championships.

On the second day of competition during the first finals weekend, Hannah Seymour swam in the 50m backstroke for the 14 years age group and qualified fastest from the heats with a personal best of 32.91 seconds.

Unfortunately, Hannah was unable to hold off the stiff competition and finished in the bronze position in the final, but she was extremely pleased with her first ever championship medal. She blamed swimming in the 200m butterfly between the backstroke heats and finals.

Kate Seymour (14 years age group) and Jessica Watson (15 years age group) both competed in the 100m breaststroke and Jessica qualified into her first ever championship final.

On the first day of competition, Trinity Stanners (12 years age group) did a personal best of 34.26 seconds in the 50m freestyle – her first ever championship swim.

Other MASC members competing in this event were Hannah Seymour and Lauren Howe (15 years age group) and Hannah swam in three other events on the day. In the 100m backstroke, she qualified for the final and finished sixth in this race.

Lauren Howe also competed in the 100m backstroke and she finished seventh in her age group final with a strong swim.