THE top age group boys led the way for City of Cambridge Swimming Club at the second round of the Junior Fenland League at Grantham.
New to the team, Stephen Shawcross was outstanding to win both the 100m individual medley (1min 23.52sec) and 50m backstroke (38.11).
Hugh Thomson took gold in freestyle (32.88) and silver in breaststroke, and Matthew Garner, well clear in butterfly (38.47), helped the 13 years group to near maximum points.
William Laing, 12 years, shone to win both the 100m individual medley (1.27.00) and backstroke (41.15), and for the girls Samantha Auker, 12 years, won the backstroke (40.91) and Hannah Sabey, 11 years, the freestyle in a six second personal best of 36.64.
Rebecca Morgan put up a magnificent effort only to be pipped to silver in breaststroke and, enjoying their first competition, the nine years mixed freestyle relay of Lili Roney, Harry Robinson, Rebecca Burton and Sam Pedder were unlucky to be beaten into second place.
After winning their first round match to go forward to division one of the league, City included 15 untried novices in their team. Junior coach Stu Taylor was not disconcerted by the final fourth place position, pointing out most of the team swam personal best times and dismissing the five disqualifications as part of the learning process.
Deepings were the evening's winner with Saxons and Grantham also ahead of Cambridge.