Swimmer Oliver Smithee wins eight medals after competing in 10 races

Wisbech Grammar School 1st Form pupil, Ollie Smithee, of Emneth, recently attended a City of Peterbo

Wisbech Grammar School 1st Form pupil, Ollie Smithee, of Emneth, recently attended a City of Peterborough open meet and achieved his regional qualifying championship time for 200m breaststroke. - Credit: Archant

A young swimmer from Emneth came home with a haul of medals after competing in 10 different races.

Oliver Smithee, who is also a 1st form pupil at Wisbech Grammar School, recently attended a City of Peterborough open meet and achieved his regional qualifying championship time for 200m breaststroke.

Also a member of Wisbech Swimming Club, he was one of only three swimmers from club to qualify for the regionals this year.

It means Oliver has qualified to compete at the annual East Region Championships which are to be held at the Luton 50m pool in May.

Oliver had a great weekend coming home with eight medals out of the 10 races he swam, and all of his times being personal bests too.


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In August 2017, Oliver raised £1,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care by swimming a mile in open water. He completed the charity challenge in a time of 21 minutes - just two minutes behind the first person.

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