Club Championships 2009

By Rachel Kerridge

15th October 2009

City of Cambridge swimming club rounded off their 2009 Club Championships on Sunday. Further club championship records were broken on the final night of competition taking the tally of broken records to an impressive 32. In the 400m freestyle by Richard Jefferies 14 years, Ellie Winter, 13years and Robert Brunton, 10 years. Robert also set a new record in the 200m Individual medley. In the 50m freestyle records were broken at both ends of the age groups with Ian Thwaites setting a new standard for the 16+ age group and 9 year olds Millie Emmans and Alastair Minshall taking the honours in the younger age group. Records were also set by the disability squad with Mark Chapman-Cole, Jonathon Douglas and Alice Rush all setting new records in the 50m backstroke and 100m freestyle. The final club Championship records for 2009 were taken by Ian Thwaites and 10-year-old Daniel Mills who set new times in the 100m butterfly event.

Coaches’ awards for the 2008/2009 season were presented to swimmers on the night. The new awards were for two categories ‘Most improved’ and ‘Best Work Rate’ for both male and female swimmers. The ‘Most Improved Swimmer’ awards went to went to Ellie Winter and Luke Westwood with Head coach James Freezer commenting ‘both Ellie and Luke have given 100% over the last season achieving National qualifying times and gaining fantastic results at the National Championships’. The ‘Best Work Rate’ awards went to Hannah Priest and Sam Pedder with assistant coach Stu Taylor joining James in praising the dedication that the young swimmers have shown in training. Overall the championships have been a great success and a super start to the 2009/2010 swimming Season for the Club.

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