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England North take School Games swimming crown

England North secured top spot on the points table for the swimming events at the 2017 School Games at Loughborough University.

Spurred on from their lead at the end of day one, the Northern swimmers continued their good form into the second day.

They finished with 247.5 points. England Central were second with 235 points. Scotland South and East nudged England East from third place, taking it with 226.5 points to England East’s 224.

All English podium in medley relay

English teams claimed the three podium positions in the girls’ 4x100m Medley Relay. England North took an early lead, and managed to hold their dominant position to take the win in 4:23.52.

The battle for second place was fought between England Central and England East. East were ahead during the early stages, but Central swam hard to take second spot. Central won silver in 2:25.05, while East followed up for third in 2:25.52.

Middleton takes MC 200m IM

Finlay Middleton took his second medal for England South in the MC 200m Individual Medley.

The S8 swimmer beat England North’s Benjamin Grainger to the title by nearly 30 BDP. Middleton touched in 2:57.00 (494 BDP) to add gold to his 50m Freestyle title on day one.

S10 swimmer Grainger took silver in a time of 2:43.52 for 467 BDP.

Macartney secures freestyle hat-trick

After securing two individual golds for England East on day one, Maisie Macartney added a third freestyle title to her medal haul in the 400m Free.

She had a tough race against Scotland South and East’s Sophie Smith and England Central’s Niamh Hofland.

Macartney was behind both rivals until the halfway point, where she increased her pace and took first place.

Macartney, who won gold in the 200m and 800m Freestyle on day one, clocked 4:29.23 for the win. Smith was second to touch, taking silver in 4:29.41. Hofland claimed bronze in a time of 4:30.34.

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