Ollie and Carl’s 8 personal bests

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Wisbech Swimming Club had a small entry of swimmers in Cambridge at the Cambridgeshire County Development Championships.

Wisbech Swimming Club had a small entry of swimmers in Cambridge at the Cambridgeshire County Development Championships.

Although only 13 swimmers entered from Wisbech, they achieved some excellent results. Some of the up and coming younger swimmers led the way with 20 first places, 14 seconds and 11 thirds.

1st places: William Pentelow, Beth Dennis, Lorimer Thomas (4) Jacob Rhodes (4) Ollie Harris (3) Carl Purvey (3) Will Bell (2) Alice Dennis (2)

2nd: William Pentelow, Charlie Bourne, Carol Purvey, Ollie Harris (3) Megan Kierman (3) Lorimer Thomas (2) Jacob Rhodes (2) Alice Dennis

3rd: Carl Purvey (3) Megan Kierman (3) Ollie Harris (2) Molly Trevor (2) Charlie Bourne.

From a total of 68 swims, the hard working young swimmers achieved 55 personal best times. Ollie Harris and Carl Purvey led the way with an impressive eight PBs each. Other swimmers achieving PBs were Megan Kierman (7) Jacob Rhodes (6) Lorimer Thomas (5) Molly Trevor (5) Alice Dennis (4), William Pentelow (3), Molly Thomas (3) Charlie Bourne (3) Will Bell, Beth Dennis, Tom Barlow.

Although disappointed with the small entry, the Club’s Head Coach, Greg Marsters, was very enthusiastic about the commitment from his swimmers and their performances. He said he was pleased to see the next generation of Wisbech swimmers starting to produce quality results and congratulated them on their performance.

March Marlins were back in fine form at the same event.

Leading the way was Marc Johnson with 1st places in 100m backstroke, 100m butterfly, 100m freestyle, 200m backstroke and100m IM. First places also went to Siobhan Halliday 200m IM and 200m backstroke and Gemma McGowen in the 400m IM. 2nd places were Siobhan Halliday 200m freestyle, 50m butterfly, 200m breastroke and 100m IM. Emily Morris 50m breaststroke, Molly McGowen 400m freestyle, Nat Cook 50m freestyle and Katie McGowen 400m IM. 3rd places went to Emily Morris 200m freestyle, Siobhan Halliday 100m backstroke, Emily Morris 200m IM and 100 butterfly and Chloe Richardson 200m breaststroke. Also swimming over the weekend were Daniela Sarkovica, Jake Hoy, Rosie Beningfield and Lara Palmer.