Saturday 8th September, Parkside Swimming Pool, Cambridge: City of Cambridge swimming team monopolised on their home advantage, blowing the opposition away to secure a convincing win in round 5 of the Junior Fenland League.
The team secured a total of 26 wins and 10 second places out of the 43 races contested on the night and as many personal best swims. Leading the way recording 3 wins were Ed Bullock (12/U 50m Breast, 50m Butterfly and 8x25m squadron relay), Bronagh Whisken (12/U 50m Freestyle, 50m Butterfly and Relay) and making her debut for the club, Eleanor MacIntosh (11/U 50m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke and Relay). A further 7 swimmers secured 2 wins a piece with 4 of these swimming up in older age groups. Double winners for the boys were 9 year old Harvey Skellern (10/U Breaststroke and 12/U 50m Breaststroke, 10 year old Jake Moxham (13/U 50m Backstroke and Freestyle), 10 year old Jordan Bradford (10/U 25m Butterfly and 11/U 50m Backstroke), Oliver Heydinger (12/U 50m Backstroke and Relay) and Josh Borrett (11/U 50m Butterfly and Breaststroke). The girls who secured 2 wins were 11 year old Emma Burton (11/U 50m Butterfly and 12/U 50m Backstroke) and girls team Captain, Julia Paternain (13/U 50m Butterfly and Relay).
11 year olds Kayde Sylvester (100m Individual Medley), Evie Harrington (100m Individual Medley) and Megan Johnson (50m Backstroke) all secured wins swimming up an age group. Wins were also recorded by Boys Team Captain, Charlie Fynn (13/U 50m Breast), Mollie Gallagher (13/U 50m Breast), Charlotte Laing (9 years 50m Free) and Jacek Schmidt (10/U 50m Back).
One other swimmer made a debut for the club, Louie Barwick, overcoming first time nerves to put on a good show in the 9 years 50m Freestyle race.
The final points score was Cambridge 185, Deepings 132, West Norfolk 108, March 107 and Huntingdon 106.
The season final will be held on the 20th October 2012 when Cambridge will be up against City of Peterborough ‘A’ who currently lead them in the league table by 3 points.