City’s youngsters shine on Tyneside

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TWENTY swimmers from City of Sunderland’s Junior Silver and Gold and Age Group Development Squads took part in the South Tyneside ASC Meet at Haven Point.

For many, this was their first taste of competitive swimming.

Bronze medals were won by Gemma Sproates (10), Luke Pye (11) and Nadia Loughlin (11).

Gemma won her medal in the 50m backstroke event, while Luke came third in the 50m breaststroke. Nadia was third in the 50m butterfly, and all three setting new personal best times.

Ella Harrison (9), Layla Trueman (9), Madeleine Smith (10), Millie Harrison (11), Benjamin Milford (11) and Daniel Hepple (12) all made their debuts.