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Flying start to the season for City of St Albans Swimming Club
11:00am Friday 27th September 2013 in Sport
There was a successful start to the season for City of St Albans Swimming Club on Sunday as their swimmers claimed 14 gold medals at the open meet in Hoddesdon.
For the majority of the St Albans youngsters it was their first experience of competitive swimming. However, they overcame their nerves and produced impressive performances in the 200m and sprint 50m distances.
The team came away with a total of 14 gold medals, six silvers, two bronze and 12 county qualifying times.
Senior coach Sarah Stephens then took a team to Hertsmere Flyers Challenge Gala and the side made up of B squad and novice swimmers gained numerous personal bests.
Stephens said: “It was an excellent start to the new season for City of St Albans Swimming Club and we are very proud of all who competed. To win our first gala of the new season, taking home a very impressive trophy, was fantastic for the team.”