Golden girl Carissa leads way for City

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Thirteen-year-old Carissa Armijo stole the show for City of Sunderland when she scooped an amazing seven medals – three golds and four silvers in the Age Group Championships, at the Aquatic Centre.

Carissa made the podium in all her events, winning gold in 400m freestyle, 200m I/M and 200m butterfly and silvers in the 400 I/M, 200m freestyle, 100m butterfly and 100m freestyle.

Carissa set new personal best, short course times in every event and won the 20mm butterfly by more than four seconds.

Having only recently joined the City of Sunderland club, and started a new training regime, Carissa certainly hit the ground running.

Ten-year-old Tom Brumwell, swimming in his first short course regional championships, had a very successful weekend.

His best result came in the 200m backstroke, where he claimed a silver medal.

Tom also finished fourth in the 200m freestyle, and fifth in the 200 I/M, 200m freestyle and 100m backstroke events.

A further seven Sunderland swimmers aged 10-13 represented the club, competing in 20 events and achieving personal best times in all but four events.

Joseph Pomfret’s (13) best result out of his five events came in the 100m freestyle, where he finished fifth.

Eve Larsen (13), swam under three minutes for the first time in the 200m breaststroke and set personal bests in the 200 and 400 I/M.

Elizabeth Clements (13), new to the club, swam in five events, setting personal bests in the 200m breaststroke and 200m butterfly events, showing much improved race technique.

Twelve-year-olds Amy Dixon, Natalya Sharp and JJ Robins, set new personal bests in all their events.

Lara Greggs (10), competing in her first short course regional championships, competed in the 400m freestyle, improving her time by three seconds.