BASINGSTOKE Bluefins had a great first weekend of the Hampshire County Swimming Championships.

The Bluefins' girls age10-12 team pictured of Saffy Rougier and Keeleigh Cooke (back row) and Lydia Wright and Lizzie Dudman (front row) became county champions in the 200m freestyle relay and silver in the 200m medley relay.

Bluefins were also county champions in the girls 400m individual medley race and 400m freestyle race, with Rougier winning gold medals in both events. Archie Turner also won a bronze in the boys 10-12 400m freestyle race.

In addition there were long course personal best times from Charlie Coveney, Oliver Smith, Nikita Graille, Oliver Miles, Neil Shelar, Jody Williams, Isla Lock, Ellie Cooke, Alexis Hornsby, Miles Bartlett, Nicholas Workman, Michael Byrne, Charlotte Mahaffey, Saffia Rougier, Evie Woodroffe, Hollie Atton, Archie Turner, Lydia Wright, Elizabeth Dudman and Keeleigh Cooke.

Credit also goes to Samuel Bourns and William Miles for being brave enough to qualify and compete in the 1500m freestyle race. The shorter distance swims for the juniors take place on the first two weekends of February.

The club is going from strength to strength at the moment with a restructured coaching programme and new coaches on board.

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