St Ives swimmers Andy Weatheritt, Dannielle Rayner, Fran Crocker, Ollie Fitt and Jess Rayner offer top performances at British Championship

St IVes swim team

St IVes swim team - Credit: Archant

St Ives swimmers Andy Weatheritt, Dannielle Rayner, Fran Crocker, Ollie Fitt and Jess Rayner collected three medals and recorded innumerable top eight final placings in the ASA British and Welsh National Championships.

Weatheritt grabbed gold in the 50 metres breaststroke and took a silver medal in the 50m freestyle, just behind British record holder Ben Proud in a time of 22.52 seconds.

Rayner swam superbly in the heats of the 100m backstroke at the Welsh Championships to make the final, where in a blistering swim she claimed the silver medal in a time of 1:08.52.

She followed that with an excellent fourth place in the 50m backstroke event, sixth in the 200 backstroke and eighth in the 200m individual medley.

Fitt, who was 15 two weeks before the ASA Championships, swam the 100m backstroke in the 15/16 age group and clocked a lifetime best 1:01.18 to finish ninth while Crocker recorded a PB of 30.61 in the 50m freestyle and an excellent 34.17 in the backstroke event.


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Rayner battled hard and clocked 35.15 in the 50m freestyle.

Club chairman Andy Fitt said: “This year we have invested heavily in our infrastructure and in co-operation with One Leisure St Ives can provide training facilities and equipment often not seen unless at major UK clubs. This will have a massive impact on our training delivery for current and future swimmers.”

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