Adam making waves as he breaks club records

Young swimmer Adam Wilson of Porchester Drive at Cramlington joined by parents Tony Wilson and Judith Wilson with his huge collection of swimming medals.

Young swimmer Adam Wilson of Porchester Drive at Cramlington joined by parents Tony Wilson and Judith Wilson with his huge collection of swimming medals.

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A young swimmer is making waves in the pool after breaking club records and adding to his growing collection of medals.

Adam Wilson took part in the North East Regional Amateur Swimming Association event in Sheffield earlier this month representing his club Tynemouth Amateur Swimming Club.

The 11-year-old from Cramlington had qualified for eight events, making the finals for six of them.

The Shanklea Primary School pupil improved his time on all his swims, knocking four seconds off his best time in the 200m butterfly qualifying event and then knocking a further four seconds off his best time in the final as he won bronze medal.

Adam, who also broke his own personal record in the event, is now just nine seconds off the time needed to qualify for next year’s national finals.

In the 200m backstroke, Adam knocked four seconds off his personal best and broke his own club record in the process, putting him within touching distance of qualifying for the nationals after picking up a bronze medal in the event.

In his final event, Adam took part in the 400m freestyle where he knocked three seconds off in the heats and another seven seconds in the final – breaking Tynemouth’s club record by six seconds – as he won another bronze medal.

Adam trains at Tynemouth Pool seven days a week, including before school on a Monday and a Wednesday, under the tutelage of coach Andy Thirlwell.