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Thirsk White Horse Swim Team Update...

10th September, 2022.

It has been an amazing summer for Thirsk White Horse Swim Team and Stokesley ASC.

Swimmers from both clubs achieved qualifying times for the National Swimming Championships, the culmination of the swimming year and open only to the fastest swimmers in the country, finally back in full swing after COVID.

Entry is based on the ranking of the swimmer at the end of a qualifying window from March to May, so a lot of hard work was needed to get our swimmers into the best possible position during that time.

The first 25 swimmers in the rankings for each stroke are invited to the British National Summer Meet, with the next 25 being awarded places at English Nationals.

It was a tense wait to see where our swimmers would be placed.

Fourteen-year-old Ben Dale-Wood of TWHST was invited to the British Nationals to compete in the 100 Breaststroke, 50 Butterfly and 100 Butterfly, and to the English Nationals for 50 and 100 Freestyle and 50 Breaststroke.........

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