Kingfishers give £1,000 to hospital

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Chatteris Kingfishers held their end of year presentation at the Conservative Club, which was very well attended and shows the club to be in good health, with lots of youngsters coming up through the ranks.

A cheque for £1,000 was presented to the Sick Children’s Trust Acorn House where relatives can stay overnight when their child is ill in Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The swimmers had held a sponsored overnight swim where they raised a massive £2,000, the other half benefiting the club.

A small delegation competed in the Peterborough Winter Open Meet where they did very well and finished in sixth place from the 20 competing clubs, with Mark Thompson (24) and Tyler Thomas (11) finishing in the top 10 of the 106 boys competing.

Thompson won five gold medals, two silver and two bronze and competed in all four of the 50m finals, finishing always in the top three. Matthijs Nooteboom (17) competed in six races, winning three silver medals, two bronze and a 4th in the 50m frontcrawl final. Liam Oliver (15) competed in three 50m finals, coming second in butterfly and front crawl and 4th in breaststroke and 100m front crawl.

Thomas competed in 13 races and managed to swim all but one of them in personal best times, winning the 50m breaststroke in his age group and getting in the 9-14 finals (5th), as well as 200m backstroke. He got five silver, four bronze and two 4ths.

Also swimming were Chloe Hewick (2), Liam Hill and Euan Sizer (one each).