Ollie wins regional bronze

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Ollie Newton (13) was awarded a bronze medal in the 100m Fly final as Wisbech Swimming Club’s had five qualifers competing at the 2013 East Regional British Age Category Gala at Norwich UEA Sportspark.

Taking part were Beth Dennis, Jack Lane, Newton, Hannah Brown and Abigail Foley. Swimming in a 50m pool, seven personal best times were achieved by Newton and two by Lane. Newton competed in four finals over the four days.

A fantastic team performance as WSC won Round 3 of the Junior Fenland League at the Hudson Sports Centre with 173 points, ahead of Peterborough, Mildenhall, St Neots and Chatteris.

Results, 1st places: Charlie Loates (3), Will Pentelow (2), Billy Wilkshire (2), Charlie Bourne (2), Megan Kierman (2), Ollie Harris (2), Carl Purvey, Lauren Lester, Tom Locke, Briony Pack, Squadron 8x25m Freestyle Relay Team (Billy Wilkshire, Will Pentelow, Tom Locke, Carl Purvey, Megan Kierman, Rio Howlett, Briony Pack, Eloise Youngs.

2nd: Megan Kierman (2), Briony Pack, Jacob Rhodes, Molly Thomas, Sasha Kitching. 3rd: Rio Howlett (3), Alex Gallagher (2), Sasha Kitching (2), Will Pentelow, Tom Locke, Elouise Youngs, Grace Seaton, Molly Thomas. 4th: Bethan Ahearn, Eloise Youngs, Emily Thomas, Grace Seaton, Jacob Rhodes, Paul Defty. 5th: Ben Knowles.

A total of 29 PB times: Billy Wilkshire (2), Will Pentelow (2), Briony Pack (3), Carl Purvey, Charlie Bourne, Lauren Lester, Megan Kierman (3), Ollie Harris (2), Tom Locke, Molly Thomas (2), Sasha Kitching (3), Rio Howlett, Bethan Ahearn on debut, Grace Seaton (2), Eloise Youngs, Emily Thomas, Jacob Rhodes, Ben Knowles.

l March Marlins attended the JFL at Newmarket on Saturday gaining two first places, three second places and 11 third places.

Good swims by all, obtaining another 13 PB’s. An outstanding swim by Graham Shaw who smashed another record time in 50m butterfly.

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