Kingfishers are on the Mark for national bronze

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Chatteris Kingfishers this week swam in Sheffield and Wisbech and did extremely well again.

Firstly, Mark Thompson swam in the British National Masters Championships in Sheffield, coming away with a bronze medal in the 200m backstroke in 24/29 age group, as well as an East Region record for his age group in the 400m front crawl, finishing in fourth and ending up in 25th place in the competitive 
50m front crawl in a time of 25.74.

The Junior squad swam in the Patterns Transport gala in Wisbech where they were beaten by their own success, as they finished in third place after seven races which were swum too fast and beat the cut-off time, losing the points, with 20 personal best times achieved. First Strokes won with 135, followed by March 123, Chatteris 118 and Wisbech 111.

Swimming too fast were: Hallie White (10) in 13/u 50m front crawl (f/c, PB), Harry Rayner (9) 25m butterfly, Tyler Thomas 13/u 50m breaststroke (PB) and 50m fly, Thomas Hanley 10/u 50m f/c and Finley Harper 12/U 50m breaststroke and fly.

Winning their races legally were: Zak White 12/u 50m f/c (PB), Hallie White 13/U 50m backstroke (PB) and Thomas Hanley 10/u 50m breaststroke.

Second places by: Riley Astley 11/u 50m breaststroke (PB) and backstroke (PB), Zak White 12/u 50m backstroke, Thomas Hanley 10yr 50m fly, Elliott Stocker 9/u 50m breaststroke (PB), Maise Harper 11/u 50m fly and Kiera Simpson 10yr 50m breaststroke (PB).

Third and fourth places in PB times: Naomi Lambert di Marco 11/u 50m breaststroke and f/c, Kiara Kovacs 12/U 50m backstroke, Oliver Ayres 11/u 50m backstroke, Abbie Stocker 10 yr 50m f/c, Anastassja Herdien 9 yr 50m breaststroke, Georgia Parnell 12/u 50m breaststroke and Harry Rayner 9/u 50m backstroke. Adding further valuable points were Liam Hill, Megan Dawson and Melissa Abblett.