Atlantis have a good day at the Sussex relays.

18th September 2013

The swimming season kicked off on the 8th September with the annual Sussex Relay event held in Horsham at the Pavillions.

Clubs from across Sussex enter boys and girls teams in age groups in both medley and freestyle and many enter A and B teams. In many events, especially in the younger age groups, there are over 20 teams competing to make the final.

Atlantis had an A and B team in every event and successfully achieved a finalist in every single event , a notable achievement against a strong field. In many events Atlantis B teams came in the unlucky 9th position just missing out on the final .

In an exciting day in front of a packed spectator area Atlantis secured 5 medals overall . The 9/10 yr girls team of Ethel Whyman, Amelia Wright, Emma Morris and Rebecca Barber secured silver in both the medley and freestyle events . The girls 11/12 yr team of Lauren Pedel , Gemma Cumber , Maddie Carey and Lily Cherriman secured silver in medley and with Anya Elvin replacing Lily the team won bronze in the freestyle event. The girls 13/14 yr olds won silver in the medley event with Yasmin Hooker , Lily Davis , Rose Stride and Isabelle Storey.

Head Coach Bill Penny said "its always great fun and excitement for the swimmers and the parents at these events and our swimmers did us proud , once again giving it all to swim for Atlantis "


Maddie, Lily, Lauren, Gemma and Anya show off their medals.