New Chatteris coach

The photo shows chairman Cliff Smith welcoming the new coach Andrew Jakeman to the club, with the squad looking on and the gala was the first gala that he ran as coach for the club.'Chatteris Kingfishers
The photo shows chairman Cliff Smith welcoming the new coach Andrew Jakeman to the club, with the squad looking on and the gala was the first gala that he ran as coach for the club.'Chatteris Kingfishers
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Chatteris Kingfishers competed for the first time for new coach Andrew Jakeman and they did very well, with 19 personal best times being achieved, as well as 10 first places, nine seconds and eight thirds.

Despite this, they finished last, as seven of the first places and one second place were too fast, going through the cut-off times and therefore not gaining any points! Rebecca Halmshaw, Jacob Eshelby, Helina Boon and Liam Hill swam for the squad for the first time.

Results, first places, but too fast: Matthijs Nooteboom, (Open 50m backstroke, p.b.), Catherine Lee (15/U 50m backstroke, p.b.), Rachel Minett (Open 50m breaststroke, p.b. and 50m front crawl, p.b.), Liam Oliver (15/U 50m front crawl, p.b. and 50m butterfly). Finley Harper 11/U 50m front crawl (p.b.) plus second 11/U 50m butterfly (p.b.).

Valid first places achieved by: Mark Thompson Open 50m breaststroke, Finley Harper 11/U 50m backstroke, Victoria Allen 13/U 50m backstroke (p.b.); 2x15/U-2xOpen boys front crawl relay team (Tyler Thomas, Liam Oliver, Matthijs Nooteboom and Mark Thompson).

Second: Tyler Thomas 11/U 50m front crawl (p.b.) and 13/U 50m backstroke, Liam Oliver (15/U 50m breaststroke (p.b.), Kirsty Slyfield Open 50m backstroke, Finley Harper 13/U 50m breaststroke and 11/U 50m breaststroke, Catherine Lee 15/U 50m butterfly (p.b.), Ivo Nooteboom Open 50m butterfly and 50m front crawl.

Third: 2x15U-2xOpen boys and girls medley and front crawl relay teams (Catherine Lee, Victoria Allen, Kirsty Slyfield, Rachel Minett), Helina Boon 11/U 50m front crawl and 50m backstroke, Rebecca Halmshaw 13/u 50m butterfly (p.b.), Liam Oliver 15/U 50m backstroke (p.b.) and Kirsty Slyfield Open 50m butterfly.

Further pbs: Rebecca Halmshaw 13/U 50m breatstroke and front crawl, Tyler Thomas 13/U 50m butterfly and Victoria Allen 15/U 50m breaststroke.

The overall winners were Huntingdon Piranhas, followed by Peterborough, Ely, March and Chatteris.