National Swimming League Final Report

17th December 2008

City of Cambridge Swimming Club has won promotion to Division One of the National Swimming League-East Region. In the final meet of the competition, held at Peterborough regional pool, expectations were high; Cambridge were tied on points with Kettering at the top of the league table.

High scorers at the event were the 13 and under boys. Jason Gambie won in the 100m Breaststroke and the 100m Butterfly, and Peter Rees was also on flying form in the 100m Backstroke and 100m Freestyle. When William and Henry Laing joined them in the relays, their win made it a clean sweep for the age group.

Fourteen-year-old Stephen Shawcross came first in the boys 100m Butterfly, as did Charlotte Begg for the girls; Zoe Othieno won the 100m Freestyle in the same age group, and the girls relay team similarly took first place in their medley relay.

Also on stunning form were the ladies open team (16+) of Georgina Roughsedge, Kirsty Benstead, Charlotte Begg and Isabella Thompson, who gained a fantastic seven firsts and one third-place in their events. The menís open team of Viktor Stein, Luke Westwood, Tomas Cerny and Tim Shipton were just behind them, with four first and three second-place finishes. The 13 and under girls touched first in the Medley relay finishing nearly two seconds ahead of the pack.

With such superb swims it was a convincing win for Cambridge, who finished the night with a total of 219 points.

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