BLDSABritish Long Distance Swimming Association
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Her physiotherapist sister Liane, 29, has won BLDSA Swimmer of the Year twice and swam twice across the Channel and taken part in several successful lake relays.
Ellie Knight being presented with her trophy by BLDSA President Mark Sheridan
At Bala, in the BLDSA Championships, it was a busy weekend for Jo Blackburn of the Warrington Dolphins, who competed in the 1k, 3-mile and 6-mile events, finishing sixth, 10th and eighth respectively.
At the BLDSA Annual Awards dinner on Saturday it was a great night for Warrington Dolphins, as Tom Roberts T was named Senior swimmer of the year.
It crowned an outstanding season where he won every BLDSA event he entered except one, where he came second in his rst 10 mile Windermere event.
Under the rules, to compete in BLDSA races, only swimming trucks may be worn, plus a hat and goggles - wetsuits are forbidden.
IN what has become a magnificent season, Tom Roberts extended his lead at the top of the BLDSA Grand Prix Table when he broke the course record in the penultimate event of the year at St Mary's Loch on Saturday.
Further north, Ian Stringer came fourth in the BLDSA Ullswater Championships also in difficult conditions.
25miles BLDSA Veterans Championships, with Margaret Smith nishing strongly in the ladies event.
At the BLDSA Coniston Water Championships, Tom Roberts of Halton maintained his one hundred percent winning record and joined the elite group of swimmers who have won both the BLDSA Junior and Senior Junior and Senior Coniston Water Championships, after completing the 5.
CHAMPIONS: Tom with BLDSA President Llewellyn In the male section, it was a much closer contest with Luke Suarez of Everton and Matthew Pomford of Crosby each taking three golds and one silver medal.
For the third week in a row Thomas Roberts showed his open water class at the BLDSA Wykeham 5k Championships, finishing almost nine minutes ahead of his nearest challenger to pick up his fourth title of the season.