East Region BAGCAT Report

24th June 2009

Ten swimmers in total qualified to represent City of Cambridge swimming club at the regional championships held over two weekends at U.E.A Norwich. Continuing his successful streak, 14 year old Richard Jefferies took golds in the 100m and 200m freestyle, silver in the 200m individual medley and 1500m freestyle. He also won bronzes in both the 100m backstroke and the 400m individual medley. Along with three fourth places and one fifth it was a super result for Jefferies, who also gained four county records, one championship record, and finished third in his age group.
Swimming in the top age group for the girls, 13 year old Ellie Winter took silver in the 100m freestyle and bronze in the 200m freestyle. The final medal haul at the meet saw 10 year olds Sam Pedder and Robert Brunton winning bronzes in the 200m backstroke, and the 200m butterfly races respectively. Sam also made two other finals, coming fifth in the 100m backstroke and sixth in the 100m breaststroke.
There were great performances from the whole squad, with both Georgia Crawford and Annie Little racing in the 12 year old girls 200m breaststroke, where Georgia came away with a personal best time.
12 year old Boris Ledovski made the final of the 100m backstroke coming seventh, and was sixth in the 200m backstroke final. Liam Doonan, swimming for City for the first time, got personal best times in the 200m and 400m individual medley races as well as the 100m butterfly. Bartu Atamert qualified for the 200m breaststroke final in sixth, improving to fifth in the race. Finally, 11 year old Daniel Mills, who had a very busy meet, came away with five personal best times from five races.
City came 13th in the overall medal table.

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