National & International Sport

Maxwell swimmers receive AVCT grant support

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The dedication, determination and outstanding performance of the swimmers of Maxwell Swim Club has been recognised by Aylesbury Vale Community Trust (AVCT).

The trust, which supports local causes and encourages the development of talented athletes, has awarded training grants to nine of the club’s young swimmers.

Elite Athlete Funding grants were given to Poppy Baybutt, Jake Chesworth, Rowan Cyster, Eliza Hudson, Gracie Hudson, Sam Pyefinch, Mathew Readhead, Charlie Toms and Imogen Walton. These swimmers were on the brink of going to British or Home Nations national championships this year only to be prevented by lockdown.

Photo credit: Maxwell swim club

Photo credit: Maxwell swim club

Noel Horton, head coach, said: “These are a mega bunch of kids, they train hard and show grit determination. They are a pleasure to coach and are totally deserving of this support.”

AVCT is helping in other ways. The club needs to raise nearly £9000 to replace the timing boards essential for competitions. AVCT has offered to support Maxwell in getting towards this goal by matching the funds that Maxwell raises from other sources. The timing boards are essential for Maxwell to run competitions, which generate the income that allows the club to provide training for swimmers in the Vale.

Anyone interested in giving support or anyone interested in competitive swimming to get in touch via the club website

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