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Great Britain swimmer and ex-Wisbech, City of Peterborough member Liam Knight is new March Marlins head coach

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March Marlins Swimming Club are pleased to announce the appointment of new head coach, Liam Knight.

Liam began his role in September following his return from a coaching position at MY Sports Academy in Dubai.

Liam's swimming career is impressive, beginning at Wisbech Swimming Club, moving to the City of Peterborough (COPS) where he became successful at regional level and continued to excel in his sport, reaching national and international acclaim.

Marlins Liam Knight new Performance Coach (25006963)
Marlins Liam Knight new Performance Coach (25006963)

Liam won multiple medals at the British Nationals and represented Great Britain in 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke at the European stage.

"With Liam's swimming background, he aims to further establish a friendly and enjoyable environment at the March Marlins Swimming Club and create one of the best clubs in the county," the club stated.

The younger Marlins swimmers performed brilliantly at both the first round of the COPS Mini Meet and the Newmarket Open Meet recently.

Harry Rickard proved his success at both competitions, gaining two first places in his 50m backstroke and 100 Individual Medley races in Peterborough then finishing in top place for a phenomenal six out of seven races at Newmarket.

Harry also took second position in his 100m freestyle at the latter competition. Keeping it in the family, brother Connor Rickard displayed his capabilities too, medalling in seven out of nine races. Jude Staton also took two first places and one second in his races at Newmarket.

Marlins swimmers at COPS Mini Meet 12.19 (25006961)
Marlins swimmers at COPS Mini Meet 12.19 (25006961)

Overall, 14 personal best times were reached. Also swimming were Layla Bullman and Lucy McClure.

At Peterborough, Matthew Cumbridge came first in his 50m butterfly and second in the 50m backstroke.

Devon O'Neil gained a second and a third in two of her races with George Milton doing the same. Michael Batista and Jude Staton brought home a third each with a personal best time. Theo Liversedge also came second in his 50m backstroke.

Also swimming were Gracie Moule, Molly Cook,Taylor Harlock, Daniel Hammond, Max Primmer, Abbie Mackie, Yas Waite, Layla Bullman, Lilly Purell, Izzy Dolbear-Zaleska, Maisie Betts, Millie Walker, Daniel Hammond, Taylor Harlock, Harry Whalley, and Connor Rickard.

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