Belper Marlin Swimming Club gathered together on Friday night for their presentation evening.
It certainly was a case of ‘Christmas come early’ for the swimmers as they walked away from the event with armfuls of trophies, shields and plaques.
They have, however, worked extremely hard to achieve these accolades through a year of dedicated training and competition.
A spokesperson for the club explained: “To sum up these achievements, you only need to look at Ross Davenport’s long standing club records, which he had held for nearly 20 years, which are now being brought tumbling down by a younger generation.
“Sorry Ross, it’s out with the old and in with the new, exactly as I know you would support and expect!”
The venue was packed with parents, who were treated to a presentation,which was delivered by Paul Horobin, which described the journey that Belper Marlin Swimming Club has made.
Since swimming in the River Derwent during Victorian times and then on to allowing women to swim in the sixties, the club has gone from strength to strength.
It now has over 200 members between the ages of four and 40.
The presentation ended with a slide show which was aimed at highlighting those moments of fun, laughter and celebration that have occurred throughout what has been a successful year for Belper Marlin Swimming Club
After the speeches were over the dance floor became full of children performing Gangnam Style and the rest of the festivities then began.
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