The Post 14th March 2007

Written by RRSC. Posted in Press releases

Record Haul for Swimmers

Redhill and Reigate Swimming Club have beaten their record for the amount of medals gained at the Surrey County Championships. Having completed the third weekend of four at Guildford Spectrum, RRSC's tally has grown to 19 medals.

Scott Andrews secured another gold medal, winning the 400m Individual Medley 10 years age group on top of the 200m IM he won two weeks before.

Coach Dale Simpson said of the current success: "Another fantastic weekend of swimming for the club, 90 per cent of the swims were PBs. We had so many stand out swims that it's hard to choose between them, but Scott Andrews' gold in the IM, Jade Rumbelow and Lianne Purvis with their fantastic 400m front crawl swims, Natalie Mabbutt's 100m butterfly and Lydia Cooper's 100m backstroke were the cream of many. It has been an exceptional weekend for us at RRSC."

The relay teams proved that they were no pushover either at Crystal Palace. The Girls 12-13 age group competing in the 200m Medley came home in fifth place out of 28 teams.


Three masters swimmers from Redhill and Reigate Swimming Club were all in the medals at Bracknell for an open meet this weekend. Jim Green collected golds for the 100m individual medley and 50m backstroke. He also gained a silver in the 50m breaststroke.

Martin Heron managed a gold in the 50m butterfly and Jo Read gained two bronzes in the 100m freestyle and 50m freestyle. Despite there being only three swimmers the club came 19th out of 21 clubs.