Skins win for Tom, 15

Thirteen Retford swimmers were in attendance at the popular Major Oak Level 3 Open Meet in Mansfield.

There were 17 medal placings, a Midlands qualifying time, a County qualifying time and several outstanding personal bests.

The highlight was the Medley Skins, where the top six in the individual medley compete in a knockout 50m sprint with strokes picked out at random.

Liam Marshall, 13, finished fourth in his first juniors skins and Tom Atkinson, 15, won the senior skins, both winning cash prizes.

Results: Alex Babenko (12) 400m F’style 5:20.77 (6th), 50m F’style 33.04 (5th), 200m B’kstroke 2:49.65 (8th), 100m B’kstroke 1:23.32 (9th), 200m IM 2:57.94, 50m B’kstroke 37.93 (7th), 100m F’style 1:14.29; Charlotte Petley (13) 400m F’style 5:06.84 (8th), 200m B’kstroke 2:45.04 (8th), 200m F’style 2:28.45 (10th), 100m B’kstroke 1:18.33 (9th); Daisy Cookson (13) 200m B’kstroke 2:33.81 (3rd), 200m F’style 2:24.96 (7th), 100m B’kstroke 1:14.26 (3rd), 50m Br’stroke 42.15 (7th), 200 IM 2:42.55 (7th), 100m Br’stroke 1:30.07 (9th), 50m B’kstroke 35.84 (4th), 200m Br’stroke 3:09.76 (6th), 100m F’style 1:07.75 (9th); Daniel Atkinson 13) 200m IM 2:48.37 (9th), 200m F’style 2:26.61 (10th); Georgiana Templeton (10) 50m F’style 38.35 (10th), 200m B’kstroke 3:20.50 (7th); Liam Marshall (13) 200m IM 2:35.42 (5th), Medley Skins (4th) 200m F’style 2:22.17 (7th), 100m Br’stroke 1:22.95 (3rd), 200m Br’stroke 2:58.16 (4th), 100m F’style 1:04.68 (5th), 200m B’kstroke 2:36.42 (3rd); Matthew Pavier (9) 50m B’kstroke 43.17 (4th), 200m Br’stroke 3:48.64 (2nd), 50m Br’stroke 48.96 (3rd), 50m F’style 37.33 (6th); Molly Burgess (12) 200m B’kstroke 3:00.00, 200m F’style 2:46.18 (CQT), 100m B’kstroke 1:28.64; Natasha Utley (10) 200m B’kstroke 3:09.13 (3rd), 100m Butterfly 1:31.02 (2nd), 200m F’style 2:49.11 (4th), 50m Br’stroke 49.78 (5th), 200m IM 3:01.65 (4th), 100m Br’stroke 1:44.07 (5th), 200m Br’stroke 3:34.23 (5th), 50m Butterfly 38.43 (2nd); Samuel Templeton (12) 200m IM 2:44.04 (3rd), 100m B’kstroke 1:19.09 (3rd), 200m F’style 2:24.35 (3rd), 100m Br’stroke 1:31.90 (2nd), 400m F’style 5:01.56 (2nd MQT), 100m F’style 1:07.02 (4th); Sophie Grierson (12) 200m B’kstroke 2:56.46, 200m F’style 2:51.63, 100m B’kstroke 1:25.82; Tom Atkinson (15) 200m IM 2:12.69 (1st) Medley Skins (1st), 100m Br’stroke 1:15.22(4th); Tom Deeley (10) 200m F’style 2:40.66, 50m B’kstroke 41.27 (4th), 200m Br’stroke 3:20.46 (2nd), 50m Butterfly 39.04 (2nd)