This weekend’s Midlands Short Course Championships demonstrated further progress and great commitment from Pentaqua’s swimmers with some fantastic results and significant improvements in times and performances. 
Strong personal best swims came from Hedley Butlin and Harry Furnish in the breaststroke and Hedley closed in on his national short-course qualifying time with another 1.5 second personal best in the 100 Individual Medley, executing his race plan to perfection. 
Bethany Walker’s success was a highlight of the weekend as she managed to gain a 100 Individual Medley national short-course qualifying time taking her qualifications now to 4 swims for this winter’s meet. She also placed in silver medal position in the 100 Individual Medley and in bronze medal position in the 50 breaststroke.
These successes are further indications of the fantastic progress that is being made as a result of our focussed training programme. Personal best times are falling at all levels in the club, and the benefits of high levels of commitment and dedication by swimmers and coaches alike are producing improved results, great team work, and a drive to continue with the successes shown to date.