TWO Dewsbury and Batley youngsters, Rosie Hepworth and Charlotte Robinson, have claimed gold in the English School Swimming Association’s Inter-Divisional Championships held at the John Charles Centre for Sport.
Hepworth and Robinson, both aged 12, (pictured right) competed for the North East Regional team and joined forces with other swimmers to clinch the first place trophy in the junior girls category.
Robinson and Hepworh between them also bagged one gold and three silver medals in individual events.
Hepworth and Robinson, who are students at Mirfield Free Grammar and St John Fishers Catholic Voluntary Academy respectively, helped the North East Regional team secure the winners’ trophy with an impressive 33-point advantage over defending champions North West.
Success continued for the rest of the squad’s boys and girls age groups taking second and third place trophies.
With little time to rest the girls were back in action days later in the Yorkshire County Winter Individual Championships where Robinson and Hepworth had more success. Robinson claimed gold in the 100 metre butterfly and 200 metre individual medley, 100 metre freestyle silver and bronze in the 100 metre breaststroke.
Hepworth won gold in the 100 metre freestyle and backstroke events and silver in the 100m butterfly and 200 metre individual medley.