Swim starlet’s Tenerife dream

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A POCKLINGTON swimmer is among a group of youngsters hoping to secure an overseas trip this autumn.

Megan Worrall, who is 12 and attends Woldgate College, is a member of the York City Baths Club, and they are looking to send their top swimmers to a training camp in Tenerife this October.

They are hoping to build on their success having taken home two gold medals at last year’s British National Championships.

However, the club is hoping to raise £5,000 to cover the costs for their trip abroad.

Sarah Rainton of York City Baths Club said: “The club is entirely self-funded, unlike a lot of bigger clubs who are subsidised by their local councils.

“The training camp is state-of-the-art and is in La Caleta, Tenerife. Its timing in October is exactly right to prepare for some big regional swimming competitions in November and December, particularly the North East Region.

“Twenty of our top swimmers will be going on the camp and Megan is one of the youngest at 12.”

Megan, whose favourite stroke is butterfly, was part of the team in her age category that qualified for the Yorkshire regional teams competition in March and she is now working hard towards the Yorkshire competition for individuals later on this year.

The youngster’s coach says she is showing real promise and the swim camp should speed up her progression.

She will now be part of bag-packing teams across the region’s supermarkets as they look to edge closer to their target, while companies are being asked to sponsor them in return for their names being printed on the youngsters’ fundraising t-shirts.

Anyone wishing to sponsor the young swimmers can email michael.rainton@btinternet.com or phone 07927549955.