The 2019 Junior Grand Prix swim series took place this Autumn, with the final round being
held at Alfreton Leisure Centre last weekend. It was a very successful set of galas, supported
by 12 clubs from around Derbyshire, with more swimmers entering than ever before in this,
the third year that the event has been held.
The JGP series comprises three galas, with novice swimmers from all over Derbyshire able to
enter the event. It is organised by the county elite swim squad Derventio Excel on behalf of
the Derbyshire Amateur Swimming Association, to give Derbyshire swimmers aged between
9 and 11 years some experience of competitive swimming. The gala series gives them the
opportunity to qualify for the Long Course County Championships in December at Ponds
Forge, Sheffield, and the Short Course County Championships in February at Matlock.
Swimmers from 12 Derbyshire clubs competed: Ashbourne, Belper, Buxton, City of Derby,
Derby Phoenix, Dronfield Dolphins, Eckington, Etwall, Ilkeston, Long Eaton, Ripley and
A total of 234 young Derbyshire swimmers took part, doing a total of 1,132 swims between
them. The atmosphere poolside was fantastic, with the spectators doing a great job of
supporting and encouraging the swimmers.

For the results, please see the following link:

The top 3 boy and girl swimmers in each age group will receive medals, to be presented at
the Long Course County Championships in December. All swimmers will also receive a
certificate of participation.
Congratulations to all the young swimmers who participated. Hopefully this will encourage
more swimmers to take part in the sport, and follow in the footsteps of other Derbyshire
swimmers like Adam Peaty, Molly Renshaw and Imogen Clark who all swim for Great Britain.



Junior Grand Prix 2019 Winners

9 Year Old Boys:

1 Finlay Bird   Long Eaton
2. Jake Lundean-Towndrow  Dronfield Dolphins
3. Eden Saint  Belper Marlin

9 Year Old Girls:

1. Lydia Cordle  City of Derby
2. Evelyn Connor   Ripley
3. Kessie Webster Ripley

10 Year Old Boys:

1. Evan Johnson Ripley
2= James Missin   Derby Phoenix
2= Joseph Lauda City of Derby
3. Billy Harding   City of Derby

 10 Year Old Girls:

1. McKinley Cotton  Ilkeston
2. Katy Wright   City of Derby
3. Lotta Perry-Taylor Belper Marlin

11 Year Old Boys:

1=: Martin Iankov   Derby Phoenix
1=: Oliver Stone  Ripley
3. Joseph Diacon Dronfield Dolphins

11 Year Old Girls:

1. Olivia Marshall  Belper Marlin
2= Jenna Bevan   Belper Marlin
2= Arabella Green   Ripley

Gala 1  results
        Gala 2 results         Gala 3 results