Jack’s five golds

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Thirty-five Wisbech swimmers competed over the last two weeks in the Cambs County Championships held at Peterborough and Cambridge.

Overall they took part in 154 races and produced 114 personal best times.

The swimmers also achieved 14 1st, 30 2nd and 20 3rd places, as 18 swimmers reached their race finals and 36 regional times were achieved. Six swimmers won gold medals: Jack Lane with 5 and achieved 6 regional qualifying times; Ben Marsters 3, 8 regional; Danielle Rayner 3, 3 regional; Hannah Brown 1 gold, 1 regional; Tom Kelly 1 gold and Jade Marsters 1 gold. Grace Cherry, Phoebe Gallagher, Oliver Newton all achieved regional times.

Leading results: Jack Lane 10yrs 1st 100m Backstroke pb, 100m Freestyle pb, 100m Butterfly pb, 50m Butterfly pb, 50m Butterfly Final pb. 2nd 200m Individual Medley pb, 200m Backstroke pb, 50m Freestyle,400m Freestyle pb, 100m IM, 200m Freestyle pb, 4th 50m Backstroke pb, 50m Backstroke Final pb;

Oliver Harris 10yrs 2nd 100mBreaststroke pb, 4th 200m Breaststroke. Jacob Rhodes 11yrs 3rd 50m Backstroke pb.

Robson Pack 12 yrs 3rd 50m Freestyle, 50m Freestyle Final, 100m Butterfly pb; Oliver Newton 12 yrs 2nd 50m Freestyle, 50m Freestyle Final, 100m IM pb, 3rd 100m Backstroke pb, 100m Freestyle pb, 400m Freestyle pb, 200m Freestyle pb, 4th 200m IM pb; Will Bell 15yrs 3rd 100m Breaststroke, 4th 50m Breaststroke.

Tom Kelly 16yrs 1st 50m Breaststroke pb, 2nd 100mBreaststroke, 3rd 400m IM pb, 4th 200m Backstroke pb,

Ben Marsters 17+yrs 1st 100m Breaststroke, 50m Breaststroke, 50m Breaststroke Final, 2nd 200m Breaststroke, 3rd 50m Freestyle, 100m IM, 4th 100m Backstroke, 50m Freestyle Final, 50m Butterfly.

Erin Wright 9yrs 4th 50m Freestyle pb, 50m Butterfly; Beth Dennis 9yrs 4th 100m IM pb; Kayley Hawes 10yrs 4th 50m Backstroke Final pb.

Grace Cherry 12yrs 2nd 50m Freestyle pb, 50m Freestyle Final pb, 3rd 100m IM; Phoebe Gallagher 12yrs 2nd 50m Breaststroke pb, 3rd 400m Freestyle pb.

Hannah Brown 12yrs 1st 50m Backstroke Final pb, 2nd 100m Backstroke, 50m Backstroke, 3rd 50m Freestyle, 200m Backstroke pb, 4th 100m IM pb. Cree Howlett 13yrs 4th 200m Backstroke pb.

Abigail Foley 13yrs 4th 400m Freestyle pb, 400m IM pb, 200m IM pb, 100m IM, 100m Freestyle pb, 50m Freestyle

Emily Pilbeam 14yrs 2nd 100m IM, 3rd 50m Backstroke, 4th 50m Butterfly pb, 200m IM, 100m Backstroke, 200m Freestyle, 200m Backstroke, 100m Freestyle

Kate Newton 14yrs 4th 100m IM pb

Danielle Rayner 15yrs 1st 50m Backstroke, 50m Backstroke Final, 200m Butterfly pb, 2nd 400m Freestyle, 200m Breaststroke, 100m Butterfly, 400m IM pb, 200m IM, 100m Backstroke, 200m Backstroke , 3rd 100m IM, 100m Freestyle

Katie Bell 17+ 2nd 50m Butterfly, 100m IM, 3rd 100m Butterfly, 4th 100m Freestyle

Jade Marsters 17+ 1st 200m Backstroke, 2nd 100m Freestyle, 50m Freestyle pb,

Laura Pattern 17+ 4th 50m Freestyle.

l The past two weekends saw 10 swimmers from Chatteris Kingfishers S.C. compete in the County A championships in Peterborough and Cambridge.

Competing against the top swimmers in their age groups in the county, the club came away with 29 top six placings and 14 personal best times. The star of the club was 13 year old Mollie Allen who had qualified for seven races, swam three club records, got in three finals and finished all her races in the top six, with 5 PB times.

The youngest swimmer, Finley Harper (10) swimming in his first County A championships ever, got in the final of the 50m breaststroke, finishing 4th in his age group (p.b.) and 7th in the final. Gary Smith (Open) and Catherine Lee (14) reached the final, 50m back and free and 50m breaststroke respectively, Lee beating her own club record. Matthijs Nooteboom (15) also finished in the top six in all his races, four times finishing fourth just behind the Peterborough/Cambridge swimmers.

Matthew Halmshaw (15) was extremely pleased with his 50 front crawl time, dipping well below 30 secs. for the first time ever.

Leading results; Mollie Allen: 100m I.M. (p.b.), silver, 50m back (p.b.) 4th in age, 15/U, 17/U club record; 100m back, p.b., 5th; 50m butterfly, p.b., bronze in age, 5th in final, 15/U club record; 50m front crawl, p.b., gold in age, bronze in final, 15/U,17/U club record.

Gary Smith (Open) 50m back, 4th in age, 6th in final; 100m back, bronze; 200m back, 4th. Mark Thompson (Open) 100m butterfly, silver. Ashley Starreveld (17) p.b. Matthew Halmshaw (15), p.b.

Matthijs Nooteboom (15) 50m butterfly, p.b.; 50m back, 4th in age, 100m front crawl, 4th; 200m I.M., 4th.

Ivo Nooteboom (15) 50m butterfly, p.b.

Catherine Lee (14) 50m breaststroke, p.b., silver in age, bronze in final, club record; 100m breaststroke, bronze.

Finley Harper (10) 50m breaststroke, p.b., 4th in age, 7th in final.

Also competing: Kirsty Slyfield (17),