Golden-boy Joseph leads way for Sunderland

Joseph Pomfret.
Joseph Pomfret.
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The pool at the Neptune Centre certainly suited City of Sunderland swimmers as the squad of 12 came home with 42 medals in the Middlesbrough ASC End of Season Gala.

Joseph Pomfret (15) was in excellent form, winning gold in all his six events and setting a new club record.

He achieved a clean sweep in the 100m and 200m Backstroke, 200m butterfly and freestyle, 200m and 400m I/M events.

He knocked seven seconds off his 200m freestyle and 100m backstroke times, while his time of 4:48.82 in the 400 I/M secured him the club record (for his age group) by almost three seconds.

Lara Greggs (12), came home with seven medals. Lara won five gold medals and two silver medals, finishing first in the 100m and 200m breaststroke, 50m butterfly and the 50m and 100m backstroke.

Lara won silver medals in the 50m and 100m freestyle.

Adam Boxall (14) won gold medals in the 100m and 200m backstroke and 200m and 400m freestyle.

He also won silver medals in the 50m butterfly and 50m and 100m freestyle.

Jay Manners (15) finished first in the 400m freestyle in 4:24.32. He won a hat-trick of silver medals in the 100m freestyle, 50m freestyle and 400 I/M. Jay also won bronze in the 100m backstroke.

Alexandra Clements (16) took gold in the 50m freestyle and 100m backstroke, while Andrew Markham (17) won gold in the 50m and 100m freestyle and won silver in the 50m backstroke.

Callum Walker (16) won three bronze medals in the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke events.

JJ Robbins (13), Caitlin Cambrook (11) and Elyssa Palmer (10) added to the medal tally.

JJ was first in the 400m freestyle and second in the 100m and 200m breaststroke, 200m freestyle, backstroke and I/M.

Caitlin won a silver medal in the 50m butterfly and was third in the 50m and 100m freestyle. Elyssa finished third in the 100m freestyle.