Nationals test for swim stars

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DONCASTER Dartes will have their best ever representation at the National Age Group Swimming Championships at Ponds Forge later this month.

Thirteen Doncaster swimmers will compete in 62 events.

Max Litchfield, who has qualified for 13 events as well as the 50m senior backstroke, leads the way.

Jarvis Parkinson, who has qualified for 11 events, also faces a busy week.

Joe Lichfield (seven), Caitlin Dixon (seven), Alex Pollard (four), Jessica Gilliatt (four), George Scrathard (two), Richard Lee, Jamie Clarke will also compete for national titles.

Coy (50m breastroke), Dodson (50m backstroke) and Gilliatt (50m breastroke) have also qualified for the senior events.

Dartes’ boy’s youth relay team will compete in two events with the girls squad going one better.

“This year has seen our swimmers performances progress at all competition levels but the regional results highlight the current high standard of the swimmers within our squads,” said head coach Andy Wallace.