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Round up of 2022 for Thirsk Swimming Club...

18th February, 2023.

2022 Has been the first full year of competition since 2019 for Thirsk White Horse Swim Team and what a successful year it has been.

Their swimmers continued in the way that they finished 2021 with dedication and determination. Making the most of regaining their full training sessions after returning to their pool attendance last year was above pre covid levels.

The membership has gone from strength to strength with swimmers ranging from 6 years of age upwards.

The year started with 12 swimmers gaining qualifying times over 66 events for the Yorkshire Championships in February.

There were strong performances all round with six swimmers reaching their finals. Archie Norton, Max Walker, Ben Dale-Wood, Oliver Mayger and Kiki Fletcher all pulling out outstanding performances.

With a number of top 10 finishes and some well-deserved medals – Archie Norton, 2 silvers and Ben Dale-Wood 3 bronze medals.

The teams event on the last weekend saw their 13/14year old boys team of Ben Dale-Wood, Will Dale-Wood, Oliver Mayger and Toby Ryder also reach the medley relay final!

6 weeks later they were back in Sheffield for the North East Regional Championships where the swimmers produced improved times and also came home with top ten finishes with a silver and bronze medal for Ben Dale-Wood..........

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