Cirencester Swimming Club's Alex Cohoon won a gold and a silver medal at the English Summer Nationals competition.

Alex started the week in fine fettle as he recorded a sub-24 second time for the 50m freestyle, to beat the competition and claim the 17 and over years gold medal, with a personal best time of 23.86.

Alex also picked up a silver medal for the 50m fly, clocking a time of 25.94.

The National Summer Meet 2019 is Swim England’s biggest domestic swimming event of the year and it took place at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.

Cirencester Swimming Club had three of its swimmers racing at this year's event, with Kirsten Powell and Lucinda Norris, travelling alongside Cohoon to participate.

Powell, at her first home Nationals, competed in the 50m backstroke and qualified in the heats for the final in the 14-year-old age category. Finishing in a time of 31.78 saw her placed in seventh place overall, also with a personal best time.

Norris, also at her first home Nationals, competed in the 50m breaststroke for the 12-year-old age category.

Unfortunately, Lucinda’s time of 36.83 didn’t see her through to the finals but it was a great experience for someone of her age.

The Summer Meet forms part of a swimming competition structure in Great Britain whereby the top ranked swimmers in each event are invited to compete at the British Swimming Summer Championships.

The next ranked swimmers at English affiliated clubs – or those who have chosen to be ranked as an English swimmer – are invited to compete at the English Nationals.

To get there alone is a mammoth achievement for Cirencester swimmers who have considerably less training time compared to that of their competitors.

Alex is now focussing on his Commonwealth training pathway and would be interested in hearing from any businesses who would be interested in sponsoring him on his road to many more successes.

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