British Age Group Championships

By R. Kerridge

15th August 2012

City of Cambridge age group swimmers performed outstandingly during the 5 day competition held in Sheffield.

Kate Little, 12 years, was on scintillating form reaching the finals in both the 100m and 200m breaststroke. In the 200m event Kate qualified for the final in 6th with a time of 2.48.73, and finished 6th in the final lowering her time again, to set a new personal best of 2.47.13.

In the 100m Kate qualified in 3rd, going in to the final with a big drop from her 1.19.09 entry time to 1.16.91. She then went into the final to achieve 2nd and take the silver with an outstanding performance to yet again set another personal best time of 1.15.94.

Mille Emmans,12 years, swimming in the 400m freestyle was slightly off her best, finishing in 20th place in her age group. Millie upped her performance in the 800m freestyle to achieve an excellent 11 second personal best time to finish 12th in 9.40.61.

Sam Pedder, Harry Robinson, Ash Trent and Dan Mills stepped up and swam faster than their entry times, when swimming in the freestyle relays.

In the 4x100m they dropped their entry time by 6 seconds to 3.56.76, whilst in the 4x200m the entry time was lowered again this time by 12 seconds, helped by an outstanding 2.05.65 from Dan Mills on the last leg to achieve an overall time of 8.42.35.

In both relays the boys worked well as a team to finish in 22nd place, well above their original rankings of 29th in the 4x100m and 32nd in the 4x200m.

From the coaches point of view, "it was great to see a group of young swimmers attend a major meet and attack it head on and enjoy the experience and not be overawed by the occasion."

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