National Championships 2010

By R Kerridge

2nd September 2010

There were super results for City of Cambridge Swimming club at the recent National Long Course Championships held in Sheffield. Qualifying for her first championships, Georgia Crawford did well to place 19th in the Girls 13 years 100m breaststroke.

Ellie Winter and Richard Jefferies, both swimming in the Youth section, were on great form to take good times in their events. Both swimmers were swimming in double age groups, competing against swimmers a year older.

Fourteen year old Ellie qualified for finals in the 100m and 200m freestyle, were she was 15th and 19th respectively (8th and 9th within the fourteen year old competitors) Ellie also swam in the 50m freestyle placing 38th (17th in the 14 years) and in the 400m were she finished in 26th place (12th in the 14years)

Fifteen year old Richard was on great form too having qualified to swim in eight events he took personal best times in six events, including setting new county records in the 100m freestyle in a time of 55.34 and the 100m butterfly in a time of 1.00.08.

Richard finished in 26th place in the 100m butterfly (ranked 9th in the 15year age group) and also placed 26th in the 200m backstroke and the 200m Individual medley (10th in the 15 years for both events) in the 100m backstroke he was 27th(11th in the 15 years). Richards other results were 39th in the 200m freestyle (19th in the 15 years), 34th in the 400m Individual Medley and the 100m freestyle (17th and 11th in the 15 years), and a 56th in the 400m freestyle (28th in the 15 years).

Head coach James Freezer was pleased with the performances, and the swimmers are now looking forward to next season where they should be aiming to gain qualification in the British Championships.

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