Titans gain medal haul at Corby

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Staff reporter (Whitchurch Herald)

A TEAM of Titans travelled to their final Level 3 Open Meet of the season in Corby.
With the boys coming away from the competition against Northampton Swimming Club with 21 medals and coming top of the visitor’s medal table and the girls winning 15 medals themselves it was a weekend to remember for many.

Their first gold was delivered by 10-year-old Ben Holland who was still too young for the National Age Group Championships in the 200m back (2:43.33) and the team then went on to win the top spot in the 100m breaststroke (1:36.12), 400 free (4:55.07), 400m IM (5:45.58), 100m Fly (1:14.93), 200m (2:26.54), 200m IM (2:46.56) and 100m free (1:08.44).

Eleven-year-old Kareem Eldgewy took gold in the 400m IM (6:03.60) as did Elliot Hughes, 17, in the 16 and over division in the 100m free (55.97), 100m fly (1:00.42) and 200m free (2:00.67).
Meanwhile, the girls were not to be outdone with 11-year-old Phoebe Townsend in superb form taking gold medals in the 200m back (5:18.78), 200m fly (2:53.72), 400m free (5:01.05), 200m free (2:22.05) and 100m back (1:14.93).
Rising starlet Eleanor Bainbridge, 11, a fresh recruit from City of Coventry Swimming Club, was the youngest in her age group but still took gold medals in her developing strokes in the 100m (1:31.39) and 50m breast (41.32).
With 16 golds, eight silver and 12 bronze medals coming from the Titans they came a magnificent second in the visiting club awards.
It is hoped their 11 national age group and seven youth qualifiers will also bring back a medal or two from their National Championships at the end of July and beginning of August in Sheffield.

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