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Truro City Swimming Club makes an awesome start to 2016.

roud Club Captains, Susanna Laws and Jack Rogers presented with the Ellis Trophy at the Counties 2016, Bodmin.

Team Truro triumphed at the Junior Interclub, with their 8-12 year old team, in January. They followed this with an emphatic victory at the ASA Cornwall County Swimming Championships, retaining their beloved Ellis Cup. As top point scorers for the Distance events they also picked up yet more prestigious silverware with the John Hickman Distance Cup.

They rounded off their trio of top awards with Lily Parsons receiving the trophy for Junior Most Points scored in a single event for 50m butterfly, also achieving 2 individual County Junior Championship titles and records.  Club Captain Jack Rogers took Senior County Championship titles and records for his 50m and 200m breaststroke, despite still only being 15 years old and having to swim in the 16 and over age group. Ben Norton took the Junior Championship title and record for the 1500m freestyle.

This year’s ASA Cornwall County Swimming Championships heralded some huge changes for clubs and swimmers to take on board.   The largest shift came from qualification for events changing from ‘age on day’ to ‘age by the 31st December’, meaning the age you turn in any one year is the age you swim in regardless of whether you have a birthday at the start or end of the year.  The old age groups have also been altered scrapping 9 year olds for a combined 10/11 year old category.

Team Truro stepped up to these challenges by swimming hard and fast and dominating some age groups, to finish the Counties with an impressive medal haul and plenty of PBS, bagging 49 of the new Competition Best Time records. At the recent ASA Cornwall Intermediate Championships Truro City continued their winning streak.  The success at these competitions, from first time gala champsters to experienced Youth swimmers, is testament to the depth of talent that is being developing and fostered across all the age groups by head coach Emily Dart and her coaching team at Truro City Swimming Club.

This fantastic start to 2016 bodes well for the rest of the year and the imminent challenges of the Youth and Age Group Regional Championships this May, where Truro City will be hoping to flex their muscle in the tough swimming region of the South West.

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