County Development Championships

By Mrs Jeanne Barker

16th March 2007

Fay Westwood shone for City of Cambridge Swimming Club in the first round of County Championships at Peterborough. The 14 year old took four gold’s and a silver in the new development group of races designed to push up and coming youngsters into county ‘A’ and Regional qualifying times. All City swimmers competing recorded personal best times. Westwood was outstanding at 200m backstroke knocking a 14 seconds off her time with 2.54.93. She clocked 1.33.88 for gold over 100m breaststroke, 1.21.94 for 100m backstroke and 1.23.09 for 100m individual medley. Her silver was for 200mbreaststroke.
Amelia Rose 11 years, won the only city butterfly gold recording 1.33.65 for 1900mand she doubled with a gold at 100m breaststroke (1.37.78). Further 100m breaststroke wins for Cambridge came from Hannah Jones 12 years 1,40.13 and Bryony Rousel 13 years 1.33.33. Two eleven year olds touched first on backstroke Alexandra Holt clocking 3.17.50 for 200m and Samantha Auker 1.31.76 for 100m. With six medals the most prolific City finalist was 12 year old Mathew Garner with gold at 100m individual Medley 1.25.02 and silvers at 100m and200m freestyle and 100m backstroke. Another 12 year old Peter Rees was a double winner at freestyle finishing the 100m in 1.14.11 and the 200m in 2.44.82. In the same age group for the girls Emma Struthers won five medals.
Other city medallists were;-
Silver 9 years Daniel Mills 100m Individual Medley, 200m backstroke and 50m breaststroke. Imogen Rose 50mbackstroke
11 years Christopher Way 50m freestyle, Alex Holt 100m backstroke.
12 years Emma Struthers 100m breaststroke.
13 years Stephen Shawcross 200mbreaststroke, 100m backstroke.
Bronze 9 years Imogen Rose 50m butterfly
10 years Ryanne Bailey 50m freestyle
11 years James Mills 200mbackstroke
12 years Emma Struthers 100 and 200m backstroke 200m breaststroke, 100m individual medley 200m breaststroke
13 years Stephen Shawcross 100m breaststroke 200m backstroke


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