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8th Feb

10 Medal Success for Star Swimmer

Well done to Ashley Donaldson who did extremely well in the Cheshire County Championships. He swam in 10 events, in which he won 4 Gold medals, 5 Silver and 1 Bronze.

After breaking the County record set in 2012, Ashley said he was amazed at how well he did.

“I was very surprised because I wasn’t feeling very well and I thought the competition would be a disaster. But I knew I had worked hard in training and it paid off.”

In the relay race, Ashley left the blocks 4th against some tough competitors but managed to place Gold by a fingertip.

He said: “The relay was the best race of my life. After leaving the block 4th I thought the best I could get was 3rd. When I finished the race and realised I had caught up and won, I was so happy.”

Outside of School Ashley swims for Altringham, that was awarded the most improved club last year. However, in school he says the staff has helped him a lot: “It’s good having a mentor that checks up on me and gives me advice. CHS also helps with my busy schedule of swimming and my commitments in School.”

Ashley is looking forward to Nationals coming up in a few months and hopes to keep up his winning streak.

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