CoStA make a splash with superb displays

PUBLISHED: 15:17 25 June 2008 | UPDATED: 13:22 06 May 2010

CITY of St Albans Swimming Club Junior squad took to the pool for the first round of the Herts Peanuts league and put in some magnificent performances.  Robert Williams, aged 10, set four personal bests and picked up a bronze in the butterfly.

CITY of St Albans Swimming Club Junior squad took to the pool for the first round of the Herts Peanuts league and put in some magnificent performances.

Robert Williams, aged 10, set four personal bests and picked up a bronze in the butterfly. Michael Roche achieved three new fastest times, and there were new PBs for Alex Astley, aged 12, Oliver Astley, aged 10, Luke Foster, aged 10, Joseph Bates, aged 9, and Josh Breeze, aged 11, who also picked up silver in the 50m freestyle.

Anne-Marie DuPreez, aged 12, took gold for the girls in the 50m breaststroke, and there were great swims by Hannah Yorwerth, aged 9, who set three personal bests, and Lauren Winfield, aged 10, and Stephanie Banks, aged 11, who both set new bests. Overall COSTA came fifth ahead of Watford but behind local rivals Hemel and Harpenden.

The COSTA Gold squad were also in action with great performances and new best times for James Bates, aged 12, Quinn Holland, aged 10, Annabel Lumley, aged 10, and Sidney Brass, aged 10. The team recorded seven first place finishes and took gold in the squadron relay.

See the website at www.costaasc.org.uk for more information. The club train six nights each week and are led by former South African Olympic Swimming coach Wayne Riddin.

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