Junior swimmers produce fine form
YOUNGER members of Wisbech Swimming Club showed their potential when they took part in Mildenhall s Bussens and Parkin Novice Trophy Gala on Saturday. There were debut appearances from Harry van Daalen, Sam Johnson, Emily Pilbeam and Oliver Haddon and the
YOUNGER members of Wisbech Swimming Club showed their potential when they took part in Mildenhall's Bussens and Parkin Novice Trophy Gala on Saturday.
There were debut appearances from Harry van Daalen, Sam Johnson, Emily Pilbeam and Oliver Haddon and they put aside their nerves to return excellent results.
Oliver earned a second and a fourth place, Emily gained first and second place finishes, Sam came third and fourth in his events and Harry returned two fourth places.
First places went to Leah Harrington in the 12/u 50m breaststroke and 12/u backstroke, Abigail Foley in the 9yrs 25m freestyle, Annabel van Daalen in the 10/u 25m backstroke, Lee Clarke in the 12/u 50m butterfly, Kate Newton in the 10/u 25m breaststroke and Emily Pilbeam in the 10/u 25m freestyle.
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Due to the large number of swimmers not attending the gala, many swims were not awarded points and the Wisbech total was low.
The parents' relay team recorded the same time as the Newmarket team but were awarded second place.
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First places: Abigail Foley - 9yrs 25m freestyle, Annabel van Daalen - 10yrs 25m backstroke, Lee Clarke - 12/u 50m butterfly, Kate Newton - 10/u 25m breaststroke, Leah Harrington - 12/u 50m backstroke and 50m breaststroke, Emily Pilbeam - 10/u 25m freestyle.
Second places: Annabel van Daalen - 11/u 50m butterfly, Sam McClennon - 9yrs 25m breaststroke, Emily Pilbeam - 10/u 25m butterfly, Rory Willis - 12/u 50m backstroke, Kate Newton - 9yrs 25m butterfly, Oliver Haddon - 10/u 25m freestyle, parents' relay team (Alison Kelly, Graham Kelly, Michelle Newton, Liam McClennon).
Third places: Elizabeth Jefferies - 11/u 50m breaststroke, Sam Johnson - 10/u 25m breaststroke, Cameron Sheldrick - 11/u 50m butterfly and 12/u 50m freestyle.
Fourth places: Harry van Daalen - 9yrs 25m freestyle and 25m backstroke, Sam Johnson - 11/u 50m breaststroke, Abigail Foley - 9rs 25m backstroke, Elizabeth Jefferies - 11/u 50m freestyle, Oliver Haddon - 11/u 50m freestyle, Lee Clarke - 11/u 50m backstroke, Sam McClennon - 9yrs 25m butterfly, Rory Willis - 12/u 50m breaststroke, Squadron relay (Kate Newton, Sam McClennon, Annabel van Daalen, Lee Clarke, Emily Pilbeam, Cameron Sheldrick, Leah Harrington and Rory Willis).
Final points: Huntingdon 96, Mildenhall 76, Newmarket 72, Wisbech 67.
* THERE were also some terrific results for Wisbech Swimming Club at the BAGCAT and Youth Championships, held at UEA Norwich.
Results: Liam Knight (12 year age group) - 3rd 200m butterfly, 7th 200m freestyle, 8th 200m breaststroke, 9th 400m freestyle, 9th 100m breaststroke, 9th 200m individual medley, 10th 100m backstroke, 13th 200m backstroke, 15th 200m breaststroke. Ryan Johnson (13 year age group) - 6th 100m butterfly, 7th 200m butterfly, 19th 100m freestyle, 24th 200m individual medley, 30th 200m freestyle. Thomas Kelly (12 year age group) - 11th 800m freestyle. Ellen Williams (12 year age group) - 9th 1,500m freestyle, Helen Brown (13 year age group) - 9th 1,500m freestyle. Sarah Knight (10 year age group) - 19th 100m freestyle, 25th 200m freestyle. Dale Brown (19 year age group) - 11th 800m freestyle, 14th 400m freestyle. Laura Pattern (15 year age group) - 19th 1,500m freestyle, 36th 100m freestyle.