Swimmers prove small is beautiful

WISBECH Swimming Club sent a relatively small team to the ASA Novice Championships, on Sunday, but they returned with an impressive medal haul. Only 12 swimmers competed in the tournament but between them, the team brought home 13 gold, 12 silver and five

WISBECH Swimming Club sent a relatively small team to the ASA Novice Championships, on Sunday, but they returned with an impressive medal haul.

Only 12 swimmers competed in the tournament but between them, the team brought home 13 gold, 12 silver and five bronze medals.

The biggest individual success went to Kayleigh Quinn, competing in the 16-year-old age group, who won six gold medals in her six events.

Eilish Quinn won two golds and two silvers while Thomas Williams was also on top form to return with three golds and a silver medal.


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Other first places went to Geri Tapner and Leah Harrington.

Full results - 10 yrs: V Gatward - 50m freestyle (5th). 11 yrs: G Tapner - 100m freestyle (3rd), 100m breaststroke (2nd), 100m individual medley (1st); A Tysterman - 50m freestyle (7th), 50m breaststroke (7th). 12 yrs: L Harrington - 100m butterfly (1st), 50m breaststroke (2nd). 13 yrs: E Gibbons - 200m backstroke (4th), 100m freestyle (2nd), 50m backstroke (3rd), 100m breaststroke (2nd), 200m breaststroke (4th), 100m backstroke (3rd), 100m butterfly (2nd), 50m butterfly (5th), 100m individual medley (5th), 200m freestyle (4th); R Rout-Lester - 200m breaststroke (5th), 50m freestyle (3rd), 50m breaststroke (7th), 100m breaststroke (7th), 200m freestyle (3rd); R Moore - 50m breaststroke (2nd), 100m breaststroke (5th). 14 yrs: E Quinn - 100m freestyle (2nd), 100m backstroke (1st), 50m freestyle (2nd), 200m freestyle (1st); M Harrington - 100m individual medley (6th), 200m backstroke (5th), 100m freestyle (7th), 100m backstroke (7th), 200m freestyle (4th). 15 yrs: T Williams - 200m breaststroke (2nd), 200m backstroke (1st), 50m breaststroke (1st), 100m breaststroke (1st). 16 yrs - K Quinn - 50m backstroke (1st), 100m backstroke (1st), 100m breaststroke (1st), 200m breaststroke (1st), 50m butterfly (1st), 50m breaststroke (1st); S Robinson - 100m breaststroke (2nd), 200m breaststroke (2nd), 100m butterfly (2nd), 50m breaststroke (2nd).

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n THE club also took part in the Fenland Junior League meet on Saturday and there were several encouraging performances.

Competition was fierce but there were top points swims from Lee Clarke in the 50m freestyle, Jamie Sheldrick in the 50m butterfly and Thomas Kelly in the 100m individual medley.

Full results - 10 yrs: Jessica Clarke - 50m breaststroke (3rd), Lee Clarke 50m backstroke (4th), 50m freestyle (1st); Cameron Sheldrick - 25m butterfly (4th). 11 yrs: Rory Willis - 50m butterfly (2nd), 50m freestyle (3rd), 50m backstroke (4th); Geri Tapner - 50m butterfly (2nd), 50m breaststroke (4th); Anna Clifton - 50m freestyle (4th), 50m backstroke (3rd); Cameron Sheldrick - 50m breaststroke (4th). 12 yrs: Rory Willis - 100m individual medley (5th), 50m butterfly (4th); Geri Tapner - 100m individual medley (3rd); Lee Clarke - 50m freestyle (4th); Anna Clifton - 50m freestyle (4th); William Green - 50m backstroke (5th), 50m breaststroke (5th); Lorna Rand - 50m backstroke (5th), 50m breaststroke (4th), 50m butterfly (5th). 13 yrs: Jamie Sheldrick - 50m backstroke (3rd), 50m butterfly (1st), 50m freestyle (3rd); Connie Anker - 50m backstroke (4th); Thomas Kelly - 50m breaststroke (3rd), 100m individual medley (1st); Erin Gibbons - 50m breaststroke (3rd); Emilie Jarvis - 50m butterfly (2nd), 50m freestyle (3rd), 100m individual medley (3rd); Cannon Relay - Lee, Annabel, Cameron, Jessica, Rory, Geri, Jamie, Emilie (2nd).

Final positions: Boston A 160, Saxons 136, Chatteris 118, Wisbech 88, March 66.

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