Thank you for supporting this year’s Derbyshire Junior Grand Prix series,  I hope you and your swimmers enjoyed the experience. I was very pleased to see so many of our young swimmers from round the County taking part, it’s great to see them in the water after such a hard time through the pandemic.

It was also great to have Olympians Jacob Whittle and Abbie Wood support the galas.

The results from last night are already on Rankings.

I’m pleased to announce the following results for the Top 3 swimmers:

9 year olds

1st boy – Stephen Iankov (Derby Phoenix) 32 points

2nd boy – Tyler Shaw (City of Derby) 28 points

3rd boy – Fraser Pyefinch (Long Eaton) 15 points

1st girl – Madeline Heron (City of Derby) 28 points

2nd girl – Esmae Irons (Rykneld) 21 points

3rd girl – Ava Carter (Belper) 19 points

10 year olds

1st boy – David Smurawa (Rykneld) 33 points

2nd boy –  George Cotton (City of Derby) – 30 points

3rd boy – Harley Short (City of Derby) – 27 points

1st girl – Isla Johnson (Ripley) – 48 points

2nd girl – Connie Bunhejee (Ripley) – 37 points

3rd girl – Isabel Plummer  (Long Eaton) – 27 points

11 year olds

1st boy – Eden Saint (Belper) – 41 points

2nd boy – Finlay Bird (Long Eaton) – 38 points

3rd boy –  William Atkin (Ripley) – 29 points

1st girl – Emma Jane Rantzen (Belper) – 29 points

2nd girl – Lydia Cordle (Repton) – 23 points

3rd girl – Evelyn Connor (Ripley) – 20 points

Many congratulations to these swimmers – medals will be presented at the long course County Championships in December at Ponds Forge. I realise the 9 years olds may not be there, so please let me know if they aren’t going to be there, so we can figure out how to get their medals to them. All swimmers will receive a Certificate of Participation.

If you have any feedback about the 3 galas, please do let me know. We’ve tweaked the order of events and venue over the years, and I’m always willing to listen if you have any thoughts!

Good luck to your swimmers for the rest of the season.

Kind regards


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