Taylor Aplin stars as five secure double trophy win at Ulverston club championships (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Taylor Aplin stars as five secure double trophy win at Ulverston club championships
FIVE Ulverston swimmers emerged as double trophy winners from their own series of club championships.
Taylor Aplin dominated the 12-13 year age group, initially in the 50m butterfly where see started quickly off the blocks to put herself into the lead.
Indya and Anya Sharp made positive challenges and out of the turn and through the final length all three were shoulder to shoulder.
However, Aplin found that little extra in the final stages to bring her victory with Indya Sharp claiming silver and Anya Sharp bronze.
Still in sprint mode in the 50m backstroke, the result was even closer although Aplin managed to seal her second title by a fraction, with Start Huntington securing bronze.
Rebecca Fell was another double winner and opened her account in the 200m individual medley where she held off determined swims from Amy Richardson and Eden Joy Light.
The breaststroke leg proved decisive with Fell upping the pace to take victory before lifting the 12-13 100m equivalent with a time of 1:09.99 – a new club record.
This time it was Light who took the silver medal with Nicola Capstick seeing off her more experienced rivals to collect bronze.
The tables were turned in the 12-13 year 100m backstroke as Light stormed into an early lead which put her on the road to victory.
Holding off all challenges, she hit the finish in a new club record time of 1:10.33 with Fell’s time of 1:11.84 also inside the old record.
Another club record was smashed with an immaculate swim in the 14-16 year 100m backstroke by Richardson who clocked 1:08.05 to take gold with Rhiannon Ellis silver and Chloe Jackson bronze.
Richardson proceeded to take her second title with a win in the 100m individual medley with Ellis again taking silver and Jackson bronze.
The boys were also in great form with Scott Munro-Bennett leading the way by taking two titles – the 200m individual medley and the 100m backstroke – with a fair degree of ease.
Joshua Turner also produced double wins in positive style, enjoying success in both the 50m butterfly and 50m backstroke.
Elsewhere, Tom Robinson used his power and skill to pull well clear in the 12-13 year 100m backstroke to record an impressive win.