Treble swim feast by Cook for Chatteris Kingfishers

The swimming pool at Mountbatten Centre in Stamshaw, Portsmouth 
Pic taken in February 2017
The swimming pool at Mountbatten Centre in Stamshaw, Portsmouth Pic taken in February 2017

The junior swimming squad of the Chatteris Kingfishers SC took part in the first round of this year’s Junior Fenland League in Mildenhall against strong competition.

There were seven first places, eight seconds, 11 thirds and 28 personal best times. Chloe Cook was in fine form, winning the 13/U 50m backstroke, butterfly and front crawl (f/c) races for the team. Siblings Kiera Simpson and Reece Simpson won the 13/U 100m I.M. and the 12/U 50m backstroke respectively, whilst Mia Tandon won her 10/U 50m f/c race and Megan Donovan (10) led from start to finish in her 11/U 50m backstroke race.

Megan swam to second spot in 10/U 50m butterfly, whilst Ben Noble did the same in 11/U fly; Freddie Allen (11) was second in both the 13/U 50m fly and the 12/U 50m breaststroke. Debutante Olivia Maslen was second in the 9yrs 50m f/c, Olivia Clarke did the same in 12/U 50m f/c and Riley Astley in 13/U 50m f/c. The final second spot went to Thomas Ashton (10) who swam up in the 11/U 50m backstroke.

Creditable third places were achieved by: debutants James Woodford in 9 yrs 50m breaststroke and Olivia Maslen in 9 yrs 50m backstroke, Megan Denman in 12/U and Freddie Allen in 13/U 100m I.M, again Megan Donovan and Maisie Harper respectively in 10/U and 13/U 50m breaststroke, Harry Rayner, Ben Noble and Evan Harte respectively in 12/U, 11/U and 10/U 50m front crawl, Mia Tandon in 10/U 50m backstroke and the team cannon relay team.

Results: Wisbech 166, Peterborough A 141, Ely 135, Chatteris 126 and Mildenhall 92.

Alex Day also made his debut and others contributing to the team were Layla White, Keaton Astley and Thea Hanley.