City of Cambridge July Open Meet

By Rachel Kerridge

15th October 2009

It was another super day for City of Cambridge swimmers at the Cambridge Building Society sponsored July Open Meet. The event also saw Graham Jefferies and Trevor Ludman receive on behalf of the club, the Swim21 national accreditation from the Mayor of Cambridge, Russ McPherson and ASA representative Kevin Wray. Swim 21 Accreditation is a 'Quality mark'. It recognizes nationally and regionally the clubs that are committed to providing safe, effective and quality services for the benefit of their members. The Club is very proud to have gained the Swim 21 accreditation, which has taken a lot of work by the volunteer committee.

Sam Pedder (11) was top boy in the 11-12 year age category, coming first in the 50m and 100m backstroke, 100m breaststroke and 200m Individual Medley. He was third in the 100m and 200m freestyle, and the 50m breaststroke. In the 9-10 age group for girls, Katie Little and Millie Emmans battled it out for the top spot. Millie came first in the 50m and 200m freestyle, and in the 200m Individual Medley, taking a fourth in the 50m butterfly. Katie edged ahead on points to take top girl, with a first in the 50m butterfly, and three second places in the 50m freestyle and breaststroke, as well as the 200m Individual Medley. She took third in the 50m backstroke.

Sixteen year olds Fay Westwood and Bryony Rowsel shared the top prize, in the 15 and over age group. Fay was first in the 50m backstroke, second in the 100m and 200m freestyle, third in the 200m Individual Medley and fourth in the 50m breaststroke, and the 100m backstroke and butterfly. Bryony earned her points with first places in the 50m and 100m butterfly as well as the 200m Individual Medley. She was also third in the 100m and 200m freestyle and sixth in the 100m breaststroke. Boris Ledovski (12) was on super form, getting two speeding tickets in the 200m Individual Medley and the 100m breaststroke as well as taking the top spot in the 50m and 100m butterfly, and the 50m freestyle. Many other City Swimmers achieved personal best swims.

Other medals were won by:

9/10 age group

Lauren Crawford, 4th 50m backstroke 5th 200m I.M. 6th 50m breaststroke; Eve Gale, 5th 50m breaststroke; Owen Jewell, 5th 200m freestyle 6th 50m backstroke; George Laing, 2nd 50m freestyle 3rd 50m breaststroke 5th 50m butterfly.

11/12 age group

Henry Laing, 2nd 50m backstroke 4th 50m freestyle 5th 50m breaststroke; Harry Robinson 3rd 50m butterfly 5th 100m freestyle 6th 100m backstroke 50m freestyle; Claire Shawcross, 4th 50m breaststroke

13/14 age group

Sam Auker, 1st 200m Freestyle 100m Freestyle 50m back 2nd 100m back 3rd 50m fly 4th 200m I.M; Amy Bevis; Daisy Bevis, 6th 50m Freestyle 4th 50m Butterfly Liam Doonan, 5th 50m backstroke; Jason Gambie, 2nd 50m Freestyle, 3rd 100m fly 50m Breaststroke 4th 100m freestyle 5th 100m breaststroke 50m butterfly; Katie-Jane Isbister 5th 50m breaststroke 6th 100m breaststroke; William Laing, 4th 50m backstroke 50m butterfly 5th 100m freestyle; Hannah Priest, 1st 50m breaststroke 50m freestyle 2nd 100m breaststroke; Chris Way, 3rd 50m freestyle.

15 years and over

Katie Ashton, 6th 200m freestyle; Charlotte Begg, 2nd 200m I.M; Amy Dive, 1st 50m and 100m breaststroke; Jamie Gowlett, 3rd 50m breaststroke 4th 100m freestyle Alice Sharpe, 1st 200m freestyle 100m freestyle.

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