In the County A championships the main Chatteris Kingfishers representative was the magnificent 12 year old Tyler Thomas who swam in 14 races, finishing in the top six in all but one and getting in all the finals in his age group, swimming lots of personal bests.
He got a silver medal for his 400 I.M. and bronze for his 200m backstroke, 50m, 200m and 400m front crawl, 50 and 100m breaststroke and 50m butterfly. He finished 3rd in the Bagcat points table.
Other Kingfishers competing were: Hallie White 4th in 9/10 yrs 50m butterfly, 5th in the final; Maisie Harper (10) in 50 and 200m front crawl, Finley Harper (12), 4th in 50m breaststroke final and 9th in 50m f/c, Georgia Parnell (10) 200m breaststroke (16th), Liam Oliver silver in 16 yrs 50m front crawl, 6th in 100m f/c, bronze in 100m I.M., 4th in 16 yrs 50m backstroke and 8th in 16 yrs 50m breaststroke; Matthijs Nooteboom 8th in 100m backstroke and 50m f/c.
In the JFL, Kingfishers did very well, with 20 pbs and a few top positions, but lost out to the winners Wisbech 178, Peterborough B 155, Cambridge 147, Mildenhall 113 and Chatteris 73.
Finley Harper (12) won the 13/U 100m I.M. and was 3rd in 100m butterfly, both p.b.’s. His younger sister Maisie (10) smashed her 50m butterfly time against 13 year olds, finishing fourth! She also finished 3rd in 50m front crawl (p.b.) and a p.b. in 50m backstroke.
Freddie Allen (8) swam p.b.’s in all his races, finishing 2nd in 50m breaststroke and 3rd in 50m backstroke and a massive p.b. in his 50m f/c.
Other results: Megan Dawson (11) p.b. in 13/U 100 I.M. and 2nd and 4th place in 50m backstroke and 50m breaststroke. Hallie White 3rd in 10 and 12/U 50m butterfly and a p.b. in 12/U 100m I.M. Thomas Hanley 3rd in 10/U f/c, 4th in 50m butterfly (p.b.). Birthday girl Kiara Kovacs p.b.’s in 10/U breaststroke, backstroke and front crawl. Daniel Allen and Liam Hill p.b.’s in 11/U front crawl, backstroke and 13/U backstroke and front crawl respectively. Melissa Abblett (9) swam all four races in her age group. Also swimming were Euan Sizer, Georgia Parnell and Riley Astley.