Belper Marlins’ swimmers came seventh in the high quality Deventio Short Course meet in Matlock at the weekend.
The championship is each race with a tough cut off time.
Excellent times were once again set by Phoebe Barden who, being the smallest and the youngest, set the bar high and put pressure on the others to succeed.
Personal bests were difficult to beat but nobody had told the swimmers who went out of their way to follow Phoebe’s path.
Over the weekend the team came seventh overall. Considering they were up against the cream of the city teams this was a remarkable result and one that small town Marlin’s can be rightly proud.