Three talented young swimmers from Belper Marlin Swimming Club have been invited to join the Derventio Excel development squad.
This is the elite development squad for Derbyshire swimmers and is reward for all of the hard work in training and competitions for the youngsters.
William Brookes, Sam Frost and Casper Raynard (and their parents) now have to cope with an early morning swim, 5.30am –7.30am once a week plus an early evening, two-hour land training and swim session.
The club believes that all three thoroughly deserve the chance to progress at a higher level.
They join other Marlin swimmers Josh Horobin, Elliott Stubbs, Amy Neild and George Chamberlain, not to forget Ben Goodall, who swims in the full elite Derbyshire squad.