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Kingston Swimmers Go For Gold!

After 18 months of pools opening and closing and finally opening again, Kingston Upon Hull swimmers proved that they have what it takes to keep focused and committed to their sport at the Yorkshire Swimming Association Winter Competition 2021. Over two weekends in October at Leeds and Sheffield the club welcomed an impressive haul of medals across a range of age-groups and events

There were stand-out performances from some of KUHSC’s youngest swimmers, notably Lea Sibova (9 years) who won an incredible 7 gold medals (50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 50m backstroke, 100m backstroke, 100m Individual Medley, 50m butterfly, 100m butterfly) and 2 bronze medals (50m breaststroke, 100m breaststroke) and Ben Towse (10 years) who swam impressive personal best times in all of his events, winning silver medals in the 50m and 100m freestyle, 50m backstroke and bronze in the 100m Individual Medley.

Amelia Barrett: BRONZE – 100m breaststroke 12 years

Zac Baughan-Withington: BRONZE – 100m breast 11 years

Rhianna Foster: GOLD – 100m breaststroke 14 years

Josh McCollin: SILVER – 50m backstroke, BRONZE – 100m backstroke 14 yrs

Victoria Sibova: BONZE – 50m backstroke 12 years

James Starling: BRONZE – 400m Individual Medley 13 years

Top 10 placements were achieved by the following:

Amelia Barrett: 50m breast, 100m back

Luke Baughan-Withington: 200m IM, 400m IM

Zac Baughan-Withington: 50m free, 100m back, 200m IM

Megan Chu: 50m & 100m free, 50m &100m back, 50m & 100m fly, 200m IM

Jack Collins: 400m IM

Rhianna Foster: 50m & 100m free, 50m &100m back, 50m breast, 200m & 400m IM

Dylan Hill: 50m & 100m free, 50m & 100m breast, 50m & 100m back, 50m fly

Joshua Kelly: 400m IM

Josh McCollin: 50m & 100m free, 50m & 100m fly, 200m IM

Victoria Sibova: 100m free, 100m back, 50m fly, 400m IM

Matthew Sitch: 100m back

James Starling: 50m & 100m free, 50m & 100m fly

Ben Towse: 50m fly, 100m breast, 100m back

Ben Towse

Lucy Towse: 50m &100m breast

Pavel Zirar: 100m back

Aside from this impressive array of medals and finalist placements, a great many swimmers swam personal best times and reached significant milestones on their swimming journey. They faced tough competition from Leeds and Sheffield swimmers but made their mark as members of the premier swimming club in the area. Director of Swimming and former Olympic Coach Russ Barber, and Head Coach Tom Rhodes are building on this success and the future looks very bright for Kingston Upon Hull Swimming Club. If you are interested in joining the club, or would like more information, please email

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