Devon gained promotion to the top flight with victory in Division 2 of the 2014 ASA National County Team Championships at Ponds Forge.
Andrea Todorovic kickstarted Devon’s promotion push in the third race of the day, winning the 12/13 Yrs 100m Breaststroke in 1:14.29.
Todorovic’s teammate at Plymouth Leander, Tegan Drew, was a hot favourite for the 12/13 Yrs 100m Backstroke having won the ASA National Age Group title this year, and she duly delivered, taking the touch by more than a second from Shropshire’s Ellinor Southward (1:05.34) with a 1:04.08 swim.
But while they didn’t win any other individual golds on the day, Devon’s strength in depth shone through as their swimmers kept popping up in the top five.
Two relay victories helped them over the line as the Boys 12/13 Yrs 4x50m Medley quartet of Oscar Brain, Oliver Taverner, Tom Brew and Matthew Ramsey took the touch in 1:59.49 and the Boys 14/15 Yrs 4x50m Medley team of Finn Linton, James Wamsley, Thomas Downs and Taku Chaza won their race in 1:52.86.