Locals swim for Nova

Four Retford swimmers representing Nova Centurion travelled to Ponds Forge for the Derventio Excel Eighth Long Course Open Meet.

Tom Atkinson finished fourth in the 200m Freestyle with a national qualifying time and Finleigh Dukes took two silver medals in the 100m and 200m butterfly and a bronze in the 400m IM.

She claimed seven top 10 finishes in nine of her events and finished third in the BAGCATs overall awards.


Tom Atkinson (15 yrs): 100m Backstroke 1:02.69, 100m Freestyle 55.03, 200m Freestyle 1:58.30 4th NQT; Asha-Jo Anthony (16 years) 200m Freestyle 2:17.38, 200m Backstroke 2:36.01, 400m IM 5:27.65, 50m Backstroke 34.02, 400m Freestyle 4:47.88; Finleigh Dukes (14 yrs) 200m Freestyle 2:14.44 5th , 400m IM 5:13.50 3rd, 200m Butterfly 2:25.01 2nd, 400m Freestyle 4:41.38 7th, 100m Freestyle 1:03.17, 200m IM 2:33.63 8th, 200m Breaststroke 2:59.21, 100m Butterfly 1:09.11 2nd, 50m Freestyle 29.84 10th; Charlotte Petley’s results (13 years) 200m Freestyle 2:23.63, 200m Backstroke 2:46.82.

Five Retford swimmers representing Nova Centurion travelled to Ponds Forge for the highly competitive City of Sheffield Long Course Level 1 Premier Meet.

Danny Gagg achieved top ten finishes in the 50m, 100m and 200m Breaststroke events and gained his national qualifying time for the 100m Breaststroke.


Owen Roberts (16 years) 50m Freestyle 25.67, 100m Freestyle 55.30, 200m Freestyle 2:06.44, 50m Backstroke 30.26, 100m Backstroke 1:07.22, 50m Butterfly 29.22; Danny Gagg (16 years) 50m Breaststroke 32.61 10th, 100m Breaststroke 1:09.15 4th NQT – FINALS 1:09.92 7th, 200m Breaststroke 2:32.58 5th, 50m Freestyle 26.07, 100m Freestyle 56.32, 200m Freestyle 2:05.21, 200m IM 2:18.70 6th; Tom Atkinson (15 years) 100m Freestyle 55.73; Asha-Jo Anthony (16 years) 200m IM 2:37.19, 50m Backstroke 34.26, 100m Butterfly 1:14.79, 400m Freestyle 4:47.02; Finleigh Dukes (14 years) 800m Freestyle 9:38.15 7th.