Record breaking gala weekend

The Derwentside Christmas Cracker Meet, held in Stanley on the first weekend of December, saw some incredible achievements from our young swimmers.

Nine year old Alexandru Lazar broke a phenomenal 7 club records at this gala across freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and IM events. Some of these records had stood for 15 years which highlights what an amazing achievement this was.

Huge congratulations also to Luke McGee who broke 3 club records in the 10 year age group in freestyle and backstroke. The 200m freestyle record had stood since 2009.

Alfie McGuire broke his own PB in the 100m breaststroke, taking almost 3 seconds off the Club record he achieved just two weeks earlier at the Tynemouth gala.

Well done to all our record breaking swimmers and good luck to everyone competing in the Billingham gala this weekend.