27 Sep 2021

TYNEMOUTH swimmers proved they had the X Factor when it came to competing during lockdown, with the club celebrating some impressive results in season 2 of the national Level X rankings.

Clubs across the country took part in this year's edition of Level X racing, with swimmers racing against the clock as part of internal galas and time trials while the usual racing calendar continued to be suspended due to the pandemic.

And with the national leaderboards now published based on the times recorded during those Level X races across the UK, Tynemouth have no less than 11 swimmers featured in the top 10 in their respective age groups - with five of those making it into the medal places.

Niamh Savory (13) was top of the pile in the 50 backstroke, finished in silver medal spot for 200 breaststroke and in bronze position for 100 breast, 100 back, 200 back and 400 IM. She also took fourth spot in both the 800 freestyle and 100 butterfly, came fifth in the 200 IM and finished ninth in the 50 breast.

Abby Coventry (10) finished on top with gold in the 50 breast, and in bronze position in the 200 breast. She also finished fourth in the 100 IM, fifth top in both the 100 breast and 50 back, plus came sixth in the 50 free, 200 free, 200 IM and 100 back.

Aidan Turner (12) was another gold winner, this time in the 1500 freestyle, took silver spot in the 400 free, finished fourth in the 200 free and ninth in the 400 IM.

There was also a bronze medal finish for Jack Ashurst (17) in the 50 fly, who also came sixth in the 100 fly, while James Hayes (17) secured bronze spot in the 50 back and came ninth in the 100 back.

Freya Beach (11) finished just outside the medal spots in fourth in the 50 fly, sixth in the 200 fly and 50 back, seventh in the 100 fly and eighth in the 100 IM, while older brother Jamie Beach (13) also secured a fourth-place finish in the 100 fly, came seventh in the 200 fly and ninth in the 50 fly.   

Elsewhere, Katie Coventry (14) finished fourth in the 200 breast, fifth in the 100 breast and 10th in the 50 breast.

Arianna Stokes (15) recorded a couple of sixth-placed finishes in the 50 and 100 free, plus took 10th spot in the 50 fly. 

Jack Kelso (14) was another finishing sixth top, in the 200 breast, while Katy Otterson (11) also came sixth in her age group, this time in the 800 free.    

National Level X leaderboards

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