Quartet in Nova action

A quartet of Retford swimmers represented Nova Centurion at Ponds Forge, in the highly competitive Derventio Excel Long Course Meet.

With such a high standard, achieving a top 10 finish or reach a final was a significant accomplishment.

Danny Gagg took a bronze medal in the 50m breaststroke and four Midland qualifying times, while Finleigh Dukes won bronze in the 200m butterfly and reached the 100m butterfly final .

Tom Atkinson achieved Midland qualifying times in the 50m Freestyle and 200m Backstroke, and Oliver Taylor, one in the 400m Freestyle.


Danny Gagg (16 yrs) 100m Freestyle 56.32 PB MQT, 50m Breaststroke 32.32 3rd MQT, 50m Freestyle 26.21 PB MQT, 100m Breaststroke 1:10.99 MQT

Tom Atkinson (15 yrs) 200m IM 2:18.88, 100m Backstroke 1:05.23, 100m Butterfly 1:04.49, 50m Freestyle 26.90 PB MQT, 200m Backstroke 2:18.32 8th MQT, 400m IM 4:55.84 PB 7th , 100m Breaststroke 1:21.31, 50m Backstroke 30.86 10th.

Finleigh Dukes (14 yrs) 200m Freestyle 2:16.97 PB, 400m IM 5:35.05, 200m Butterfly 2:28.47 – FINAL 2:27.56 PB 3rd, 400m Freestyle 4:47.88, 100m Freestyle 1:04.54, 200m IM 2:36.64, 200m Breaststroke 3:00.96, 100m Butterfly 1:10.38 10th – FINAL 1:08.84 PB 8th, 50m Freestyle 30.07 PB.

Oliver Taylor’s Result (13 yrs) 100m Freestyle 1:02.62, 400m Freestyle 4:47.26 PB MQT.