Chatteris pair spring into national final
The Chatteris Kingfishers held their annual presentation evening, then the junior swimmers competed in the second round of the mini-meet series in Peterborough.
Two senior swimmers were in the Newmarket Open Meet and the following week young swimmers, Hallie White and Thomas Hanley (both 11), helped Peterborough SC win the East Midlands first division final of the National Arena League, therefore will be competing in the National Final in Cardiff in April.
At the awards night the Kingfishers celebrated by recognising the achievements of all their swimmers throughout the year, both in the teaching classes and in the regional and county squad.
The swimmers received their trophies and certificates for the recent club championships from Superbike Championship rider Shaun Winfield.
Winners in teaching classes were: Novice Awards Boys: 1 Oscar White, 2 Manson Arnold, 3 Oliver Broadley. Girls: 1 Ellie Stringer and Kiska Brown, 2 Summer Wright, 3 Rosie Wheelan.
Apprentice Awards, Boys: 1 Andrew Ablett and Oak Southern, 2 Danny John Eggleden, 3 Francesco Perna. Girls: Scarlett Osbourne and Connie Wright, 2 Brooke Ashton, 3 Megan Stringer and Annabel Patching.
Junior Awards, Boys: 1 Justin Bautista, 2 George Lambert Di-Marco, 3 Daniel Walker. Girls: Kylie Lamburn, 2 Connie Bedford and Matilda Mason-Hughes, 3 Carys Harte. Junior Squad Awards, Boys: Keaton Astley. Girls: 1 Olivia Maslen, 2 Emma-Jo Eggleden, 3 Amber Richards and Ruby Mason-Hughes.
Winners for the Regional and County Squads: 9/U Girls: 1 Thea Hanley, 2 Jaden Stevenson, 3 Mia Tandon. 9/U Boys: 1 Ben Noble, 2 Thomas Ashton, 3 Reece Simpson/Callum Cooper. 10/U Girls: 1 Anastassja Herdien, 2 Megan Denman, 3 Rosie Tuffin. 10/U Boys: 1 Freddie Allen, 2 Harry Rayner, 3 Hayden Wareing. 11/U Girls: 1 Hallie White, 2 Chloe Cook, 3 Maisie Harper 11/U Boys: 1 Thomas Hanley, 2 Riley Astley. 12/13/U Girls: Megan Dawson, 2 Megan Morrissey. 12/13/U Boys: 1 Tyler Thomas, 2 Finley Harper, 3 Adam Ballantine. 14/15/U Girls: 1 Connie Denman, 2 Erika Denman. 14/15/U Boys: 1 Jake Hoy, 2 Liam Hill Open Ladies: 1 Kathleen Loveridge, 2 Marie Doherty. 16/17/U Boys: Liam Oliver Open Men: 1 Mark Thompson, 2 Gary Smith, 3 Mattthew Charter.
Special trophies: Most Improved Junior Boy: Reece Simpson, Most Improved Senior Boy: Liam Hill, Most Improved Junior Girl: Molly Noble, Most Improved Senior Girl: Connie Denman, Junior Boys Endeavour: Harry Rayner, Senior Boys Endeavour: Mark Thompson, Junior girls Endeavour: Chloe Cook, Senior girls Endeavour: Megan Dawson, Coaches Award: Hallie White.
The 2016 Club Captains: Senior Boys: Mark Thompson, Senior Girls: Erika Denman, Junior Boys: Thomas Hanley, vice captain: Riley Astley, Junior girls: Hallie White, vice captain: Kiera Simpson.
Some 16 of the younger swimmers took part in the 2nd round of the COPS mini-meet where they achieved 25 personal bests, as well as 13 top three placings.
The boys all swam 50m front crawl, 50m breaststroke and 100 or 200m I. M., whilst the girls all swam 50m butterfly, 50m backstroke and 200m front crawl.
Ben Noble (9) swam to second in all three of his races, as did Thomas Hanley (11).
Riley Astley (11) swam to third place in those three races. Anastassja Herdien (10) did the same in 50m butterfly and backstroke, as well as fourth place in 200m front crawl (all p. b.).
Hallie White won the 11/U 50m butterfly and came third in 200m front crawl. Layla White also swam p.b.’s in all, three of her races, as did Hayden Wareing.
Further personal best times were swum by Harry Rayner, Maisie Harper, Kiera Simpson, Melissa Ablett, Molly Noble, Megan Denman and Thea Hanley. Further swimmers were Thomas Ashton (9) and Chloe Cook (11).
The Newmarket Open Meet saw Chloe Cook (11) and Liam Hill (14) take part, with Chloe swimming to gold in the 200 I. M. (p.b.), 100m (p.b.) and 200m butterfly and 200m breaststroke with a fifth place for her 100m backstroke (p.b.). Liam Hill won silver in 400m front crawl (massive p.b.) as well as fourth in 50m breaststroke and sixth in 50m front crawl and 100m I.M. (p.b.).
The club also held its AGM and will be training in various pools over Christmas, as the Empress pool is closed for maintenance.