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Bishop's Stortford Swimming Club continue success at Swim England Hertfordshire County Championships

Kaia Phillips claimed a hat-trick of gold medals in the latest week of action in the Swim England Hertfordshire County Championships.

The Bishop's Stortford Swimming Club member began by claiming a personal best in the 800m freestyle event to take first place in the 14-years age group. Eleanor Mason also took on the 32-length swim and came eighth in the 16 and overs.

Phillips also a gold medallist with excellent performances in the 50m backstroke and 200m freestyle.

Bishop's Stortford Swimming Club (27197061)
Bishop's Stortford Swimming Club (27197061)

Her efforts helped Stortford enjoy another brilliant weekend as they added an amazing 24 medals to the 23 bagged the previous weekend.

The other gold medals were secured by Kirsty Neill, who got two, Mia Carter, Callum Cox and James Gisborne.

The club's youngest competitors, 10-year-olds Ethan David-Tostevin and Zoe Opiyo, both reached multiple event finals.

Bishop's Stortford Swimming Club (27197052)
Bishop's Stortford Swimming Club (27197052)

Results: Women's 800m free - Gold: Kaia Phillips (14 years), 8th Eleanor Mason (16+); Men's 50m breast - Bronze: James Gisborne (15), 4 Bryn Couser (16+), 5 Leo Suo-Saunders (12), 6 Oliver Gisborne (12); Women's 50m back - Gold: Kaia Phillips (14) and Mia Carter (16+), 5 Freya Reilly (15), 6 Laura Hull (15), 7 Kirsty Neill (13); Men's 50m free - Bronze: Callum Cox (14 - Ware) and James Gisborne (15), 6 Ethan David-Tostevin (10/11), 7 Leo Suo-Saunders (12); Women's 50m free - Silver: Alice Longman (13), Bronze: Kaia Phillips (14), 5 Zoe Opiyo (10/11) and Lilian Opiyo (14), 6 Meisha Trend-Evans (14); Men's 200m free - 4 Callum Cox (14) and James Gisborne (15), 6 Tain Phillips (12), 7 Jago Derrington (14) and Mehdi El Mansar (16+), 8 Brandon Macdonald-Williams (12); Women's 200m breast - Gold: Kirsty Neill (13), 7 Hannah Robinson (12); Women's 50m breast - Silver: Kirsty Neill (13), Bronze: Alice Longman (13) and Lauren Gore (14), 8 Catherine Clune (12); Men's 50m fly - Gold: Callum Cox (14), Bronze: Callum Davis (16+), 8 Ethan David-Tostevin (10/11); Women's 100m IM - Gold: Kirsty Neill (13), Silver: Millie Fields (16+), Bronze: Kaia Phillips (14), 4 Jessie Fields (14), 8 Zoe Opiyo (10/11); Men's 100m IM - Bronze: Leo Suo-Saunders (12), 6 Tain Phillips (12), 7 Callum Davis (16+); Women's 200m free - Gold: Kaia Phillips (14), Bronze: Alice Longman (13) and Millie Fields (16+), 5 Meisha Trend-Evans (14), 8 Zoe Opiyo (10/11) and Lilian Opiyo (14); Men's 200m breast - Gold: James Gisborne (15), Silver: Bryn Couser (16+), 5 Oliver Gisborne (12) and Nick Botha (16+); Women's 400m free - Silver: Kaia Phillips (14), 4 Kirsty Neill (13).

Meanwhile, masters swimmer and Stortford club president Sally Winter was in record-breaking form at her first gala of 2020 after moving up to the 60-64 age category.

Competing in a long course (50m pool) event in Crawley, she first took gold in the 100m freestyle. Her time of 1min 8.51sec earned her the British masters record by more than a second and she was only 0.3sec outside the European record.

Winter then completed a clean sweep in the 200m freestyle as her time of 2.30.78 earned her the gold medal and both the British and European records by 2.5sec and a second respectively.

Sally Winter (27240566)
Sally Winter (27240566)

Winter now turns her attention to the British Nationals in April and the European Masters Championships in June.

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