Five to race at County Championships

Five Bassingbourn Village College students will cross the border to race at the annual Bedfordshire County Swimming Championships in March. Fourteen-year-olds Alex Raine and Ellie Mason will join Millie Farmer, 13, Emma Jones, 15, and her sister Sophie, 1

Five Bassingbourn Village College students will cross the border to race at the annual Bedfordshire County Swimming Championships in March.

Fourteen-year-olds Alex Raine and Ellie Mason will join Millie Farmer, 13, Emma Jones, 15, and her sister Sophie, 11, at the finals.

The youngsters, who are also swim for Biggleswade Swimming Club and the Biggleswade-based Mid Beds Swim squad, earned their places at the annual championship by securing qualifying times in a number of events.

Raine is ranked among the best under-14 swimmers in England, while Mason and Emma have both qualified to race at the East Region championships in Norwich later this year.

Raine and Mason both raced at the English National Championships last year and are aiming to qualify again this year.