Norwich 7th & 8th April

By By Mrs Jeanne Barker

17th May 2007

RICHARD Jefferies continued his record-breaking spree when a small group of City of Cambridge swimmers traveled to the 50m pool at Norwich for the annual long-course meet.

At his best on front crawl, the youngster, in his 12th year, won three golds smashing his own county record in both the grueling 1,500m freestyle recording 18min 27.41sec, the 400m freestyle (4:42.35) and 200m freestyle (2:14.66).

He won silver at 100m and 50m freestyle and bronze at 50m and 200m backstroke.

Andy Thompson, 14 years, also shone for City. He swam a personal best to win the 50m backstroke in 33.14, and his silver for 50m butterfly (31.4) and 100m breaststroke (1:19.72) were also career-best times. He was silver medalist at 50m breaststroke and took bronze in the 100m backstroke.

Georgina Roughsedge, 13 years, was Cambridge's outstanding girl. Her gold at 50m freestyle in 29.12sec was a National Championship qualifying time, and at 50m backstroke she clocked a personal best of 34.07 for another gold. She was a finalist at 100m freestyle.

Luke Westwood did well at breaststroke in the 16-years section. He gained a silver at 50m and a bronze at 100m, both swims in personal best and East Region qualifying times.

Jack Bartlett, 12, was third at 100m butterfly, also in a Regional qualifying time.

Other bronze medalists were Joseph Moyes, 14, in the 50m freestyle (Regional qualifying time), and Andrew Wilkinson, 13, whose 19:07.95 for 1,500m freestyle was a personal best and also a Regional qualifying time.

His brother Matthew, 16, was twice finalist at backstroke.

Jason Gambie, 100m breaststroke, and James Rumbelow, 17 and over 200m freestyle, were finalists, as was Sarah Woolf in the 50m backstroke in the same age group.

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