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30 Littlehampton swimmers went along the coast to Portsmouth to compete in their Christmas Meet last weekend at the 50m Mountbatten Centre pool.

We had some great results, with more long course PBs for most swimmers just two weeks after the Rushmoor meet. Ed Clark, Darragh McSporran, Ella Napier and Ella Thornburg all netted county qualifying times; others were improved.

It was lovely to see some of our newer members compete there. All impressed me, with 10 yr old Rachel Houlgate standing out with a massive 35 second improvement on her time from her trial when she joined the club!

Portsmouth have backstroke ledges now so many of our swimmers got to use these for the first time to great effect! And of course our recent backstroke start work paid off too.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the meet – there was certainly a lot of giggles and laughter poolside!

Thank you to our lovely helpers: Dean and Helen who officiated; Lucy, Maz, Darren and Rachel who team managed.

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