Myles ahead of the rest as Turner returns terrific haul

ON THE UP: West Suffolk Swimming Club's competitors, who concluded one of their most successful ever county championships with 50 gold medals
ON THE UP: West Suffolk Swimming Club's competitors, who concluded one of their most successful ever county championships with 50 gold medals
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FOLLOWING six exciting days of racing, West Suffolk Swimming Club (WSSC) concluded one of its most successful Suffolk County Championships.

Its swimmers won a stunning total of 50 gold, 23 silver and 19 bronze medals throughout the course of the championships.

For the second year running, the club secured a well-deserved second position in the club rankings at the event behind the ever dominant TeamIpswich.

Eleven-year-old Myles Turner led the medal haul, securing first place overall in his age group with a total of 13 gold medals, eight silver medals and a bronze.

Also achieving first place in the age group points tables were nine-year-old William Harpur-Davies and 10-year-old Chloe-Jeane Parsley, while Daniel Orcutt finished third in the 13 years category.

In the senior section, Danny Proffitt (17) won the overall top spot for the boys, with Alex Harrison (18) finishing in third position in the open girls’ age group.

The championships were a huge success for WSSC, with 10 individual swimmers being crowned county champions across a number of events, including Danny Proffitt, Daniel Orcutt, William Harpur-Davies, Alex Harrison, Bethan Bottomley, Jen Titterington, Casey Maggs, Chloe-Jeane Parsley, Esther Little and Olivia Nicolai.

A total of 60 WSSC swimmers qualified for the competition, with more than 95 percent achieving new personal best times during the event.

The West Suffolk swimmers achieved 96 qualifying times for the next level of competition, the ASA East Region Championships, which take place in May and June.

These qualifications included a magnificent series of swims by William Harpur-Davies, who, at just nine years of age picked up five regional qualifying times for the 10 year age group, boding well for next year’s championship when he will be eligible to compete at that level.

All swimmers competing in the 14 and under age group have a further chance to qualify for the regional championships, to be held at the annual West Suffolk Open Meet on May 11-13.

In addition to regional qualifying times, Danny Proffitt and Alex Harrison between them achieved six qualifying times for the British Gas ASA National Youth Championships, to be held at Sheffield in July.