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Six gold medals in record-breaking display by teenager




Morton swimmer Callum Melville continued his sensational run of success at the East Midlands Regional Championships at Corby.

Although Melville achieved qualifying times for all 16 events, he had to chose which ones to swim due to the tight time frame of the finals in the evening.

He competed in eight events and was crowned East Midlands junior champion after taking the gold medal positions in six events - the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke as well as the 200m and 400m individual medley plus the 200m backstroke where he achieved a club record and a Lincolnshire County record and is now ranked eighth in Britain for this event.

Callum Melville with his medals. (9472538)
Callum Melville with his medals. (9472538)

The Grantham Swimming Club ace achieved a silver medal in the 100m butterfly where he was pipped out of gold by 0.05 seconds and broke another club record.

The 50m butterfly was the last event of the weekend and Melville achieved a bronze medal and further broke his own club record with a great personal best.

As a 13-year-old, Melville is at present on course to be competing in five events in the 13/14 age group at the British Championships in Glasgow at the end of July.

The qualifying window is open until the end of May where the fastest 24 swimmers in each event in Britain will be invited to compete at Tollcross International Swimming Pool.



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