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Hicks, Hicks hooray!

PUBLISHED: 08:00 08 May 2009 | UPDATED: 09:24 06 July 2010

A small team of 13 swimmers travelled to Sheffield to take part in the Crawley Spring meet.

St Felix, although small on number proved their worth with all swimmers having excellent swims and gaining new personal best times which resulted in 13 National qualifying times and 27 East Region Age group times being gained and hoards of medals to take home.

A small team of 13 swimmers travelled to Sheffield to take part in the Crawley Spring meet.

St Felix, although small on number proved their worth with all swimmers having excellent swims and gaining new personal best times which resulted in 13 National qualifying times and 27 East Region Age group times being gained and hoards of medals to take home.

First out on the medal table for the boys was Sam Munro with the 400m free.

He gained gold and then followed this up with silver in the 100m back.

He continued to amass new times in the 100m free and 200m back.

First out for the girls was Charlotte Hicks amassing a total of seven medals (five gold medals, one silver and one bronze medal) in 400m IM, 200m IM, 100m fly, 200m fly, 200m free, 400m free, 800m free out of her 9 swims. Sophie Chamberlain continued the medal haul with gold in the 400m IM, 200m IM and some excellent swims in the 100m fly, 50m free, 400m free and 200m free.

Alex Harrison added a further gold, silver and bronze in the 100m breast, 200m free and 50m breast with excellent new times in the 100m fly, 50m free and 100m free.

She was followed by Riasa Douglas-Collow taking silver in 200m breast and again some excellent new times in the 100m breast, 50m free, 200m free and 100m free.

Pascale Reeves took home 2 bronze medals in the 400m free and 200m free and a new time in the 100m fly and Chantel Whiting gained new times in her 100m breast, 200m IM, 50m free, 400m free, 100m back and 200m free. Jenny Beevor produced some excellent swims, gaining new times in her three races, 100m breast, 200m IM and 200m breast followed by Josie Blades gaining new times in her five races, 200m IM, 100m fly, 200m fly, 200m free and 200m back.

Jack Bartlett for the boys again rose to the occasion to produce some excellent new times in 100m back and 100m fly. Georgia Kerridge continued the haul of new times by having brilliant swims in the 200m IM, 200m breast and 200m free as so did Robyn Ball with a new time in her 200m back.

Finally Katie Rumsey finalised the St Felix success by adding new times in her 50m free, 50m back and 200m free.

Although a long weekend the swimmers can be proud of their success which will give them encouragement as they prepare for the Regional championships being held, for the Youths in May and the Age Groups in June.

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