The latest news from Derbyshire’s Derventio eXcel club
A swimmer update from club Derventio eXcel (DX) and the successes the club has been celebrating recently.
Ben Goodall Selected for Great Britain Team
Ben Goodall has been selected to represent Great Britain, in his international debut, at the LEN Open Water Cup taking place in Israel in May 2012.
This call-up comes off the back of his performance in the 1500m Freestyle at the British Gas Swimming Championships in London last week. Ben swam a massive PB in December to qualify for British Championships and then dropped another 6 secs in London with a 16:23 effort.
Ben will compete as one of three junior boys in Israel from which the fastest two will go on to race again for GB at the European Junior Open Water Championships (July 2012 in Turkey).
Ben is now the 5th DX swimmer to compete for Great Britain since 2010.
Imogen Clark announced as Olympic Torch bearer
12 year old DX swimmer Imogen Clark has officially been announced as one of the Olympic Torch bearers for the torch's relay around the country in the build up to the start of the Olympic Games in London 2012.
Imogen will be part of the relay on June 29th in the Buxton area.
Molly Renshaw wins Silver medal at Olympic Trials
DX swimmer Molly Renshaw won a Silver medal at the Olympic Trials 2012 in the 200m Breaststroke setting new British and English 15 year old records in the process in a time of 2.26.81. This swim ranks Molly 8th fastest in the world this year to date.
Molly missed out on Olympic selection by .18 of a second, but has her sights already firmly set on the second selection trials in June.
Kane Haggett finishes 5th in Olympic Trials Final
DX Captain Kane Haggett finished 5th in his first ever Olympic Trials final in the 50m Free recording his second ever time under the 23 second mark. This came after setting a lifetime best in the semi-finals of a time of 22.75 put Kane in the top 25 swimmers in the world this year to date (of the swim).