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Wisbech SC hosted St Ives, Boston B and First Strokes in the second round of the Anglian League on Saturday.

St Ives held the lead for half of the Gala but Wisbech took over with only nine races left and eventually beat St Ives by just two points.

There were 15 1st places and 15 2nd places; plus 16 personal best times and 6 cut off times broken by the Wisbech swimmers. Danni Rayner and Lorimer Thomas came away with double wins, Danni in the Open 100m Individual Medley, Open 50m Butterfly and Lorimer 13/u 100m Freestyle, 13/u 100m Backstroke all personal best times.

Results, 1st – Matthew Jakeman Open 100m Individual Medley, Danni Rayner Open 100m Individual Medley pb, Open 50m Butterfly pb, Lorimer Thomas 13/u 100m Freestyle pb, 13/u 100m Backstroke pb, Jack Lane 13/u 200m Individual Medley pb, Hannah Brown15/u 100m Freestyle, Tom Kelly Open 50m Freestyle pb, Katie Bell Open 50m Freestyle, Abigail Foley 15/u 200m Individual Medley pb, Oliver Newton13/u 100m Butterfly pb, Grace Cherry 13/u 100m Butterfly pb, Will Bell Open 50m Breaststroke pb, Jade Marsters Open 50m Breaststroke, Robson Pack13/u 100m Breaststroke pb.

2nd - Daniel Dale 15/u 100m Butterfly pb, 15/u 100m Freestyle, 15/u 200m Individual Medley, Emily Pilbeam 15/u 100m Butterfly, 15/u 100m Breaststroke, Matthew Jakeman Open 50m Backstroke, Katie Bell Open 50m Backstroke, Liam Carey 15/u 100m Breaststroke pb, Alice Dennis 13/u 200m Individual Medley pb, Dominic Hawkins Open 50m Butterfly, Remi Clare 13/u 100m Backstroke pb, Oliver Newton 15/u 100m Backstroke, Kate Newton 15/u 100m Backstroke, Emily Kelly 13/u 100m Breaststroke pb, Mixed 6x50m Freestyle Relay Matthew Jakeman, Jade Marsters, Daniel Dale, Abigail Foley, Oliver Newton, Grace Cherry.

Teams: Wisbech 135, St Ives 133, Boston B 78, First Strokes 65.

l Twelve months of hard work by swimmers and coaches resulted in nine swimmers achieving 36 regional qualifying times from licensed Open Meets and County Championships.

Above, back, from left: Hannah Brown, Tom Kelly, Greg Marsters (head coach), Ben Marsters, Abigail Foley. Front: Phoebe Gallagher, Jack Lane, Grace Cherry, Danielle Rayner. Not pictured: Oliver Newton.