Dolphins in NE Regional finals

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Three members of Alnwick Dolphins qualified to represent the club at the North East Regional Swimming Championships (NERs) , which involves clubs from Northumberland to West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Humberside.

Benji Gillingham andKimberley Robson qualified for the ‘Age Group’ championships (up to age 14 years) which took place at Ponds Forge, Sheffield, and Ben Saxon qualified for the ‘Youth’championships (age 15 plus) at Sunderland Aquatic Centre.

Unfortunately, Benji, having travelled to Sheffield, had to withdraw because of illness. However, Kimberley managed a personal best time (2:50.14) in her 200m Butterfly event to finish a verycreditable 24th. Ben swam in two events at Sunderland, finishing as the 7th fastest 1 in region in the50m Backstroke (in 32.57 seconds) and 11th fastest 15 year old in the 200m Backstroke (2:30.78).