FIVE Barnstaple Swimming Club members were picked to represent Devon at the National County Team Championships at Pond's Forge Pool, Sheffield. Sophie Howe, Abi Jeffrey, Josh Caton, Ethan Hutchinson and Freddie Hedger performed with distinction in this e

FIVE Barnstaple Swimming Club members were picked to represent Devon at the National County Team Championships at Pond's Forge Pool, Sheffield. Sophie Howe, Abi Jeffrey, Josh Caton, Ethan Hutchinson and Freddie Hedger performed with distinction in this exciting annual event, which attracted 38 teams from across the country to compete in two division.Devon, competed in Division 2 and the team put in 14 personal best times. Devon bounced between second and ninth in the points table, but slipped down in the final relays to finish 11th overall in a very close mid-table, with just one point separating each of the teams placed eighth to 11th.Barnstaple swimmers' results: Josh Caton 10th of 18 in the 100m breaststroke 12/13 yrs - 1min 17.91secs PB; Ethan Hutchison 13th of 18 in the 100m backstroke 12/13yrs - 1:10.10; Freddie Hedger 15th of 18 in the 14/15years - 57.32 PB;Sophie Howe 11th of 18 in the 100m butterfly - 1:09.03; Abi Jeffery 10th of 18 in the 100m backstroke -1:09.27 PB. Medley relay members: Josh Caton and Ethan Hutchinson 12/13 yrs ninth of 17 - 2:08.87; Abi Jeffery 14/15yrs - 13th of 18 - 2:10.86; Sophie Howe 16/17 yrs - ninth of 18 - 2:10.10; Freddie Hedger 14/15 yrs -11th of 18 - 1:58.20.