Just champion as trio land national success

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS: Liz Elmer and Go START driver Roger Prosser flank new national swimming champions Anne Singleton and Lee Cobbold

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS: Liz Elmer and Go START driver Roger Prosser flank new national swimming champions Anne Singleton and Lee Cobbold

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Three Sudbury swimmers won titles at the prestigious National Association of Swimming Clubs for the Handicapped Championships.

Ann Singleton, Lee Cobbold and Rachel Price, who are all members of Sudbury’s Avocet Club for swimmers with disabilities, picked up golds in the ladies’ relay.

Price also won a second gold in the 50m event at the annual championship gala, which was held in Royal Leamington Spa.

Nicholas Curran, another Avocet swimmer to qualify for the event, achieved a personal best in the boys’ two-length final.

Club representative Liz Elmer heaped praise on local community transport operator Go START for providing vehicles to take the swimmers and their supporters to the finals, and to the previous regional heats.

For more information about the club, contact Liz Elmer on 01787 247523.

n Meanwhile, Sudbury Masters swimmer Stuart McLellan won a clutch of medals in the Masters and Seniors National Championships at Pond’s Forge in Sheffield.

He clinched gold in the 1,500m freestyle, silver in the individual medley, silver in the 400m freestyle, bronze in the 400m individual medley and gold in the 800m freestyle.