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Christopher Mayes

Swimming Age 17

Birthplace: Hartlepool

Previous schools: Jesmond Gardens Primary

Clubs: Aqua Force Swimming Academy

Favourite sportsperson: Adam Peaty

Favourite TV show: I’m a Celebrity

THE former Jesmond Gardens Primary school pupil has made the podium his second home since first diving in to the pool at the age of seven.

Chris first learned to swim at the Brierton pool and was asked to join Alison Middleton’s Aqua Force Swimming Academy a couple of years later in 2011.

He is consistently achieving podium finishes, while he has helped Aqua Force to promotion into a higher league twice.

In the Northumberland & Durham Championships he qualified for the final in second spot in the 100m breaststroke and then earned a silver.

He qualified for 12 N&D county times and recorded three North East Region times qualifying times too.

Chris' performances led to him flying out to Tenerife during the summer for a training camp with former Olympic medalist Nick Gillingham.

 

 

PLAYER NEWS

17/05/18

MAYES HAS LOVED HIS TIME ON THE ELITE

CHRIS MAYES has scaled down his swimming schedule to concentrate on performing on the exam front this summer.

20/02/18

MORE N&D SUCCESS FOR FAB FIVE

THERE were more medals and personal best times when five Dyke House College swimmers dived into the pool at the Sunderland Aquatic Centre.

06/02/18

COLLEGE PROUD OF FAB FIVE IN POOL

FIVE swimmers from Dyke House College and the AquaForce Swimming Academy competed at the first weekend of the County N&D Swimming Championships.