Record swim for Longbenton teenager

Longbenton Squadron Junior Boys swimming team.
Longbenton Squadron Junior Boys swimming team.

Young sports star Toby Caisley dived into competition to smash a regional swimming record.

The 15-year-old, pictured centre, took Gold in the Junior Boys Durham/Northumberland Wing Air Cadets 50m freestyle swim at this year’s championships.

His time of 31.11 seconds beat the previous record by more than a second.

He also helped the Longbenton squadron to Gold in the Junior Boys relay medley, and he won the individual medley.