14th September 2009

Atlantis Horsham Swimming Club scooped four medals at the Sussex Relay Championships on Sunday at the Prince Regent Pool in Brighton.

Last year Atlantis won one silver and three bronze medals; this year the club improved on this performance taking one gold, two silvers and one bronze.

In the 9 – 10 year old girls 200m medley Issy Harrod, Kate Windle, Beth Britton and Leah Clarke all swam impressively to take gold, emphasising the growing strength of Atlantis among the younger age categories. Aimee Davies, Beth Britton, Kate Windle and Issy Harrod also showed up well in the 9 -10 year old girls 200m freestyle, taking a well deserved silver. Aimee, Beth, Leah, Kate and Issy are pictured below looking happy with their medals!

Not to be outdone the 9 – 10 year old boys team of Toby Underwood, Edward Hundleby, Joe Nehme and Josh Leggett snatched bronze in a tight finish in the 200m freestyle.

The girls 15 – 16 year old team, led by Senior Club Captain Katie Harris, and comprising Luisa Clarke, Vicki Kallman and Natalie Tobin swam magnificently against some very tough competition to pick up a silver in the 200m freestyle.

Team Manager Paul Blyth said: “We are delighted to have improved on last year. For the first outing of the season, we saw some really good swims. It bodes well for the rest of the season”.

Next up for Atlantis swimmers is the Ken Deeley Sprint Meet in Brighton on Saturday 19th September. On the same day four Atlantis swimmers – Senior and Junior Girls’ Club Captains Katie Harris and Issy Dunlop, Cameron Lambourne and Sam Carter - have been selected to represent Sussex Schools at the Regional Schools Championships in Southampton.

Further Information: Andy Lobley: 07801 676269 or Andrew Dunlop: 07710 352023