Sea Scouts from Hampshire brought home the coveted Otter Shield from the Royal Navy recognised Sea Scouts Swimming Championships 2020.
The event, which took place on the 2nd February, saw the team compete in a variety of races at HMS Raleigh in Plymouth. 9th Lymington Sea Scouts saw outstanding results in their ‘under 12’ and ‘under 14’ squads as they competed against 12 other teams. They took part in breastroke, freestyle and backstroke races as well as a medley relay. They also combined squads to swim the squadron freestyle relay which they won “with time to spare”.
They won the overall Scout trophy, the Otter Shield. Lymington Explorers also had a successful weekend, coming 3rd overall in their age category (which consisted of 5 teams). They finished 3rd in their squadron relay and 2nd in their rope throw relay.
The volunteers who helped manage the teams said that the weeks of dedicated training by both the squads and the reserves was “impressive” and led them to gain “the results they deserved”.
The team would also like to thank the staff and customers of Lymington Health and Leisure Centre for their continuous support.