South Lincs swimmers have returned to the pool following the most recent covid lockdown and are once again back into their training programme.
Due to the pandemic training has been severely interrupted over the last thirteen months and no competitions have been possible.
As a result, Swim England launched an exciting new concept where swimmers were able to compete against others from across the country without leaving their home pool. Level X Racing gave swimmers the opportunity to take part in a series of time trials across strokes and distances and then submit their times to Swim England Rankings.
The times posted by swimmers were compiled into a National database and featured on a leader board with the top three swimmers in each event in each age group receiving National medals. The South Lincs swimmers were able to undertake a number of races in November and December of 2020 with some very pleasing results.
Kitty Lamb showed herself to be a rising star and one to watch for the future as she topped the National leader board in the 200m Freestyle with a new personal best time of 3 minutes 05.68 seconds in the girls 9 years age group to take a gold medal. For good measure, Kitty also collected a silver medal in the 200m Backstroke, again in a new personal best time of 3 minutes 26.26 seconds.
Emma Croker was also a Level X Racing National medallist claiming bronze in the 100m Freestyle in the girls 15 years age group posting her third fastest ever time of 58.05 seconds. Even more impressive considering the swimmers had to race at 6am.
Swim England have reintroduced Level X Racing for a second series over the coming months and once again the South Lincs swimmers will be participating and looking to build on their first round of successes and hopefully collect some further medals in the event.