Gay swimmers triumph over straight teams
Swimming squad Out To Swim has gained further kudos and made the LGB community proud, by winning the Middlesex swimming club championship.
This second triumph in the space of a month is being seen as historic because the gay squad beat 17 teams in an all comers county-wide inter-club event, the first achievement of its kind and a benchmark for LGB teams.
They have improved on Stonewall Football Club’s previous triumph at the Middlesex Federation League Cup in 2004, as Out To Swim achieved a double whammy.
The event concluded with a nail-biting finish. OTS were 10 points down with two 50m freestyle events to go.
However, swimmers Andy MacKinnon, Ian White, Stephen Lue and Ryan Heath raised the score tally by trouncing the competition and then going on to beating Swiss Cottage 524 to 519 points in a 100m freestyle relay.
The winning relay team, though impressive together, were lead by Lue (23) and Heath (27), who between them have won a total of 22 medals.
The improved women’s squad also took a promising third place
The upcoming European Masters Championship in Slovenia in August and Out To Swim’s own swimming competition in Ealing, planned for September, will bring this successful swimming season to a close.
An Out to Swim open event will be held on 28 July. For more details visit their website.