The first weekend of the 2014 Midlands Age Group Championships saw six Retford swimmers compete in Nova Centurion colours.
The event, for swimmers aged between 10 and 14, was held in a notoriously slow pool in Coventry, making it difficult to achieve lifetime bests.
But the experience in the 50m pool will have given local swimmers valuable insight before further Midlands and National Championships over the next few months.
Results: Finleigh Dukes (14) 100m Freestyle 1:03.93, 400m Freestyle 4:41.13, 800m Freestyle 9:33.06 7th, 200m Breaststroke 3:01.54, 100m Butterfly 1:08.37 10th, 200m IM 2:34.75, 800m Freestyle Relay 6th; Daisy Cookson (14) 200m Backstroke 2:40.84; Ellen Dudley (13) 100m Freestyle 1:07.91; Samuel Templeton (12) 200m Freestyle 2:22.11, 100m Backstroke 1:20.46, 100m Breaststroke 1:25.14 7th, 200m IM 2:39.05; Tom Deeley results (11) 200m Freestyle 2:32.42, 100m Breaststroke 1:34.64, 200m Butterfly 2:55.56 7th, 200m IM 2:52.21; Natasha Utley’s results (11 yrs) 200m IM 2:56.33.
The Championships continue next weekend.