Fine Marlins results

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FIVE swimmers from March Marlins competed in the ASA East Region Open Water Championships at Whitlingham Lakes, Norwich - and achieved excellent results.

Three of the team were taking part in their first open water and came away as the top three Cambridgeshire girls in the 11-12 year age group for the 800m event.

Gemma McGowen took gold, Lydia Gray took silver and Siobhan Halliday completed the trio with bronze.

For the other two swimmers this was their second Open Water and swam in the 1500m event. Marc Johnson claimed silver in Cambs Boys 12-16 year, and Katie McGowen claimed fourth in Cambs Girls 12-16 year.

March Marlins were also in action in the 4th round of the Junior Fenland League at The Deepings.

Once again, swimmer Nat Cook led the way on the night, taking first place in the 50m Freestyle and two third places with new PBs in 50m and 25m butterfly. He was ably supported by second placed swimmers Graham Shaw 50m freestyle and new PB and 50m backstroke, and Katerina Saikovskaja 50m freestyle and a new PB.

Third places went to Kahra Cottam 4x25 Ind/Medley; Katie McGowen 50m backstroke, 50m butterfly and 50m breaststroke; Megan Toombs 50m freestyle and a new PB; Alfie McIntyre 50m breaststroke and a new PB; Hugo Bryant 50m backstroke and a new PB; Liam Cole 50m breaststroke and a new PB; and Jacob Halls 50m breaststroke.

Other PBs broken on the night were: Graham Shaw 4x25 Ind/Medley; Liam Cole 50m freestyle; Jemma Toombs 50m freestyle; Alfie McIntrye 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke; Megan Toombs 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke and Amey Wilson 25m butterfly.

Other swimmers taking were Sam Vardon; Daniela Sarkovica; Lydia Gray; Amber Freshwater; Gemma McGowen; Amelia Wallis and Rebecca Page-Mitchell.

The Marlins now take a well earned rest from competition swimming until September.

For more information visit www.marchmarlins.org.uk