Swim Bournemouth quartet claim relay silver

SWIM Bournemouth added the 4x200m freestyle relay to their national age group programme with another silver-winning performance in the South West championships.

The team of Spencer Wilks, Jordan Young, Ben Wickens and Jack Simpkins split the Plymouth Leander A and B teams to claim second place at Millfield.

They also won silver in the 4x100m freestyle a week earlier.

Splits this time were: Wilks 2:07.84, Young 2:12.35, Wickens 2:12.60, Simpkins 2:07.00.

Wilks went on to win an individual silver medal in the 13yrs 100m freestyle in 59.37.

In the 14yrs final, Oscar Esposti defied the seedings to collect a bronze medal from an outside lane in 57.25.

Finn Trehane won a medal in his first regional championships, taking bronze in the 200m breaststroke in 3:24.60.

Swim Bournemouth had finalists in abundance including Wickens, Ethan Bell, Matt Collins, Abbie Quarrie, Katy Hebditch, Lucy Brain, Jemma Green and Jaz Oliver-House.

• More swimming in today’s youth sport supplement.

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