Louth Swimming Club at Yarborough Leisure Centre

LOUTH Swimming Club swam at Yarborough Leisure Centre pool in the second round of the Lincs Junior League on Saturday.

The club’s under 12s junior swimmers put in a stunning performance, finishing a well-deserved second on the night, behind Lincoln Vulcans A.

Louth had one new swimmer taking part in their first competitive gala – William Thompson, who put in a couple of great relay swims in the boys 11/u age group.

The first win came from Jay Clarke in his favoured event, the Boys 11/u 50m Backstroke. Jay got himself a Pb and a County Qualifying time and finished just over a second in front of the swimmer from South Lincs.

The second individual victory came from the in form Andrew ‘Drew’ Thompson, in the Boys 10 yrs 50m Backstroke, which Drew swam in some style.

The next victory came from the recipient of the Louth Swimmer of the Night accolade – Caitlin Aiken, nine. Caitlin took complete charge of the Girls nine years 25m Butterfly race and at no point did she ever look like she was going to finish anywhere other than in first place.

She got herself a good 1.5 second Pb time and was two seconds ahead of her nearest rival from Lincoln Vulcans A at the finish.

Caitlin was instrumental in Louth’s final win of the evening, in the Girls nine years 4 x 25m Medley relay.

The team was led off by Jenna Wright on the Backstroke leg, she was swiftly followed by Isabel Hughes on Breaststroke, Caitlin Aiken on Butterfly and the last leg, Freestyle, was swum by Poppy Jacklin.