Trio make top benchmarks

SWIMMING: Three Dunstable Swimming Club members met the tough qualifying standards to be able to swim at the Level 2 Valentines Open Meet at Hatfield on February 4.

Reese Housden continued his recent success as he won two gold medals in both the nine-10 years 50m freestyle in a time of 32.79secs and the 50m breaststroke in 44.49secs.

The nine-year-old swimmer also took silver in the 50m butterfly, clocking 39.34secs.

Harry Constantine swam both the 50m backstroke and freestyle in the 11-12 years category and, despite only just turning 11, he was the second fastest 11-year-old in the backstroke with an impressive personal best of 39.38secs and was under a second away from his PB in the freestyle.

Chantal Smith was also on good form, achieving PBs in her 11-12 years age group.

She clocked 39.89secs in the 50m backstroke and knocked a second off her 50m butterfly time by clocking 36.73secs.

The club is now preparing for the forthcoming Beds County Championships which start at the end of the month.