Molly Renshaw

Molly learnt to swim at Ripley RASCALS swimming club in Derbyshire. She quickly proved to be an exceptional talent, still holding many club records from her time there. She joined Derventio Excel in 2006 aged 10, and stayed with us until 2013. During her time with Derventio Excel, she was coached by Mark Rose (now with City of Manchester Aquatics) and Andi Manley (who subsequently moved to Loughborough).

Molly has represented GB at all levels of international swimming. At the age of 15, she swam the qualifying time for the London Olympics, but was not selected for the team. Despite this setback, she continued to achieve incredible success in the pool, and was selected for the Rio Olympics, where she came 6th in the 200m breaststroke final. She set a new British record in the semi-final.

Molly has competed in two World Championships, coming 6th in the 200m breaststroke in Budapest in 2017.

Molly has competed at two Commonwealth games, winning a silver medal in 2018 in 200m breaststroke, and a bronze medal in Glasgow in 2014 in the same event. She also won a Commonwealth bronze medal in the 4 x 100m relay.

She won a gold medal in the World Short Course Championships in Canada in 2016

Sarah Vasey

Sarah swam with Derventio Excel until 2016, having begun her swimming career at City of Derby. She excelled at breaststroke from a young age, and developed steadily under the training of Andi Manley. She concentrated on the 50m and 100m breaststroke, and won gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast, Australia. She also swam in the 4 x 100m women’s relay team that finished in 4th place, narrowly missing out on a medal.

Sarah swam at the World Championships in Budapest in 2017, reaching 3 finals. She also competed at the European Championships in Glasgow in 2018.

She won a National title at the 2017 British Championships, taking the 100m breaststroke title.

Imogen Clark

Imogen, who is from Morton in Derbyshire, learnt to swim with Rykneld Swimming club before joining DX in 2009, aged 11 years, where she was nurtured by Kim Hill, then Andi Manley and Jamie Main.

She achieved extraordinary success in the 50m breaststroke, being ranked in the top 3 in the world. She claimed a silver medal on her international debut at the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow. She has also won National titles in 50m breaststroke, and is the current GB record holder in this event, with a time of 30.04.

Despite being diagnosed with epilepsy, this has not stopped Imogen becoming one of the best swimmers in the country.

Abbie Wood

Abbie swam with Buxton Swimming Club before joining Derventio Excel when she was 11 years old. She is an extremely versatile swimmer who excels in many different events from 200m breaststroke to 400m individual medley.

She swam at European juniors in Baku in 2015, aged 16, winning a gold medal in the 400m individual medley, and 2 bronze medals in 200m i/m and the 4 x 100m medley relay.

She has represented GB at a senior level since 2016. She competed at the Commonwealth Games in 2018 reaching the final of the 200m and 400m individual medley. She also competed at the European Championships in London in 2016 and again in Glasgow in 2018. She also swam at the World Championships in Budapest in 2017.

Abbie left DX when she was 16 years old, and began training at the National Centre Loughborough.

Emma Smithurst

An exceptional swimmer, Emma achieved great success while swimming for Derventio and City of Manchester Aquatics. She swam for Great Britain at the European Short Course Swimming Championships, and won Nationals titles. She still holds a number of Derbyshire swimming records.

Chris Steeples

Chris trained with DX both before and after spells with City of Manchester Aquatics during his University years. He has had a lot of success in the pool, including winning gold in 100m breaststroke in National Championships in 2014. He has represented GB and competed at European Juniors.

Jamie Ingram

Jamie joined DX in 2011 when he was 13 years old, having been at Ripley RASCALS prior to this. He was a very versatile swimmer, initially excelling at 1500m freestyle but he settled on the butterfly as his main stroke. He won a silver medal in 100m butterfly at British Nationals aged 18, finishing behind an Estonian swimmer.

Ryan Reader

Ryan joined DX from City of Derby, and has enjoyed success in a number of different events. More recently, he has been competing with great success at the longer distances including Open Water races.

Kane Haggett

The 50m freestyle specialist trained with DX and went on to represent Great Britain in this event at the US swimming Open.

Jodie Hawksworth

Derventio & GB Swimmer

Harry Webster

Derventio & GB Swimmer

Ben Goodall

About Us


Derventio eXcel is the elite swimming squad for Derbyshire, providing the apex of a performance pathway for Derbyshire swimmers and clubs.

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Download Round 1 Results Here There are no spectator restrictions at Alfreton Leisure Centre, so please come along and support these young swimmers. The Derbyshire Junior Grand Prix is a series of 3 galas aimed at novice swimmers in Derbyshire to give them competition experience in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, and to give them the