Leaders prove too strong for Hailsham

Hailsham Swimming Club
Hailsham Swimming Club

Last weekend Hailsham Swimming Club faced their toughest opponents to date, in their third Sussex League gala of the season. They took on Worthing and league leaders Littlehampton, who’s larger and more experienced squad racked up too many points for Hailsham to catch.

It was close throughout the evening between Worthing and Hailsham as they fought it out,

to try and achieve a third success of the year. Unfortunately, though, great individual racing and relay performances were not enough to gain the points needed to make it three wins out of three, and had to settle for third on this occasion.

Special congratulations go to 10-year-old Frankie Lee, for overcoming his nerves and taking part in his first competitive gala. The older boys in the squad attained five first places, including maximum points in the relay events – well done to Callum Avery, Craig Steenhoff, Marcus Tyson and Nathan Pashler.

Maddison Drury also took maximum points in the under-6 100m Butterfly race, along with the under -4 boys Theo Hall and Sam Avery in the 50m Butterfly and Backstroke events.

The Hailsham team left with smiles and their heads held high, with all the team swimming to

the best of their ability and determination.


place overall. Hailsham battled hard but despite some