Liam breaks six records

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WISBECH swimmer Liam Knight was the most successful swimmer at the East Region Youth Championships held at the 50m UEA Sportspark in Norwich.

His 15/16 year old age group medal tally was eight golds and a silver, smashing six county records and four Championship records.

Liam, who swims for City of Peterborough SC, had to compete in 19 events in two days, therefore special thanks must go to his physio David Jakeman of DNA Performance and Rehab and Fenland District Council for the use of all sports facilities in the Fenland area.

The top youth swimmers from Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Suffolk took part.

Full results: 200 Individual Medley – Gold and County Record 2.11.34, 100 Backstroke – Gold and County Record 59.87, 50 Backstroke – Gold and County Record 27.85, 100 Breaststroke – Gold and County Record (breaking old record by nearly a second) 1.08.79, 100 Butterfly – Gold and County Record (breaking old record by nearly 3 seconds) 58.10, 200 Breaststroke – Gold 2.30.50, 200 Backstroke – Gold and County Record 2.08.13, 50 Butterfly – Gold and County Record (breaking old record by over a second) 26.19, 400 Individual Medley – Silver 4.44.84.

l A squad of 33 swimmers from Wisbech SC took part in the 27th Tulip Open Meet held over the weekend at Spalding.

Some 78 personal best times were set and 32 final swims, with six 1st places, five 2nds, three 3rds, two 4ths, nine 5ths and seven 6th places achieved. Ben Marsters and Jade Marsters won the Top Boy and Top Girl for the 15/over age group.

Out of 15 clubs taking part Wisbech finished sixth overall.

In the morning session on Sunday four teams were entered in the 4 x 50m Mixed Freestyle Relay with success for Katie Bell, Tom Marsters, Ben Marsters and Jade Marsters in the 13yrs/over event. Charles Locke, Grace Cherry, Abigail Foley and Oliver Newton finished 3rd in the 12yrs/under Freestyle Relay.

In the afternoon five teams were entered in the 4 x 50m Mixed Medley Relay with 13yrs/over success once again for Katie, Tom, Ben and Jade.

Top six places: Phoebe Gallagher 11yrs 1st -100m Breaststroke, 5th -100m Individual Medley pb, 100m Frontcrawl pb; Ben Marsters 15/over 1st - 100m Backstroke pb, 100m Breaststroke, 100m Frontcrawl, 2nd - 100m Butterfly pb; Jade Marsters 15/over 1st - 100m Backstroke, 3rd - 100m Butterfly, 4th -100m Frontcrawl, 6th - 100m Breaststroke; Oliver Newton 11yrs 2nd - 100m Frontcrawl pb, 5th - 100m Backstroke; Hannah Brown 12yrs 2nd - 100m Backstroke; Tom Marsters 15/over 2nd - 100m Breaststroke, 100m Frontcrawl, 3rd -100m Butterfly; Katie Bell 15/over 2nd -100m Butterfly, 5th - 100m Backstroke; Will Bell 14yrs 3rd - 100m Breaststroke pb, 6th- 100m Frontcrawl; Grace Cherry 11yrs 4th - 100m Breaststroke, 6th - 100m Backstroke; Emily Kelly 10yrs 5th - 100m Breaststroke pb, 6th - 100m Frontcrawl pb; Abigail Foley 12yrs 5th - 100m Frontcrawl pb; Daniel Dale 14yrs 5th - 100m Breaststroke pb, 100m Butterfly pb; Tom Kelly 15/over 5th - 100m Breaststroke, 6th - 100m Backstroke pb, 100m Individual Medley pb; Kate Newton 13yrs 6th - 100m Frontcrawl pb.

Other personal best times achieved: Tom Locke 9yrs 50m Frontcrawl, Jacob Rhodes 10yrs 100m Backstroke, 100m Frontcrawl, Oliver Newton 11yrs 100m Backstroke, Tom Hewitt 12yrs 100m Breaststroke, Charles Locke 12yrs 100m Backstroke 50m, Frontcrawl, Liam Carey 13yrs 100m Breaststroke, Will Bell 14yrs 100m Frontcrawl, 100m Individual Medley (IM), 50m Open Frontcrawl, 100m Backstroke, Jordan Wilson 14yrs 100m Breaststroke, 100m Frontcrawl, Daniel Dale 14yrs 100m Individual Medley, 100m Backstroke, Tom Kelly 15yrs/over 50m Open Frontcrawl, 100m F/c, 50m Backstroke, Ryan Rout-Lester 15yrs/over 100m Frontcrawl, Rio Howlett 9yrs 50m Backstroke, Georgia Oliver 10yrs 100m Backstroke, 100m Frontcrawl, 100m Brst, Chloe Damm 10yrs 100m Frontcrawl, Emily Kelly 10yrs 100m Backstroke, 50m Open Frontcrawl, Grace Cherry 11yrs 100m IM, 100m Butterfly, Hannah Brown 12yrs 100m Individual Medley, 100m Breaststroke, 100m Butterfly, Abigail Foley 12yrs 100m Individual Medley, 100m Breaststroke, 100m Butterfly, 100m Backstroke, Cree Howlett 12yrs 100m Frontcrawl, Remi Clare 12yrs 100m Frontcrawl, 100m IM, 100m Backstroke, Lucy Marriott 12yrs 100m Frontcrawl, 50m Open Frontcrawl, 100m Backstroke, Kate Newton 13yrs 100m Backstroke, 100m IM, 50m Open Frontcrawl, 100m Breaststroke, Bethan McKay 14yrs 100m Frontcrawl, 100m IM, 100m Butterfly, 50m Frontcrawl, April Oliver 15yrs/over 100m Backstroke, 100m IM, 100m Breaststroke, 50m Backstroke.