Two Fenland swimmers win 22 golds at county championships

TWO Fenland swimmers won a staggering 22 gold medals between them at the British Gas Cambridgeshire Championships. Liam Knight, 15, from Wisbech cleared the board by winning gold in all 13 of his events and rewrote the record books, achieving county reco

TWO Fenland swimmers won a staggering 22 gold medals between them at the British Gas Cambridgeshire Championships.

Liam Knight, 15, from Wisbech cleared the board by winning gold in all 13 of his events and rewrote the record books, achieving county records for the 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke, 50m and 200m butterfly and 400m individual medley.

Further to this Knight's times of 58.79 in the 100m backstroke and 2.04.61 in the 200m backstroke earned him Junior Men Short Course Records for the ASA East Region.

Knight was awarded the Bagcat trophy for his age group for the fifth year running

His fellow City of Peterborough Swimming Club member Lee Clarke, 11, from Guyhirn won nine golds, three silvers and three bronze medals over the two weekends of competition.

He was crowned the Bagcat champion for the 11-year-old age group.

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Clarke improved on most of his personal bests during the championships including smashing his 1500m time, which he set last December, by nearly two minutes.

His 800m freestyle earned him a club record.

He currently has an impressive 11 qualifying times for this year's regional championships.

Ellen Williams, 14, from Wisbech, won gold in the 100m individual medley and 1500m freestyle and a further six silver and four bronze medals.

Williams gained eight regional qualifying times and matching Clarke, her time for 800m freestyle was a club record.

Emily Pilbeam, who turned 13 during the championships, recorded a personal best in all of her events on the way to winning two golds, a silver and a bronze medal and qualifying for two regional events.

Chloe-Jade Coulson, 13, from Manea was finalist for many events and won two bronze medals.

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