Cambridge makes their mark at Nationals 2013.

By Jacqueline Malhotra and James Freezer

4th September 2013

The end of the 2012-13 swimming season saw a record number of City of Cambridge swimmers qualify at National levels.

“With 16 National qualifiers this year compared to 7 last year, Cambridge is now becoming more visible on the National stage” James Freezer, Head Coach, “this is great for the swimmers, great for the club and hopefully for Cambridge too”.

With 10 qualifiers for the BAGCATS (British Age Group Category) National finals, 4 qualifiers for National Youth finals, 1 qualifier for the Senior National Championships and 2 qualifiers for the British Open Championships back in March.

In the BAGCATS Nationals Kate Little continued her outstanding season making 2 Finals (100m & 200m Breaststroke) and gaining a bronze in the 100m. Emily Biggs in her first Nationals made the 100m Breastroke final qualifying in 8th but eventually finishing 10th.

The girls (Lauren Hall, Kate Little, Becky Burton and Millie Emmans) 4x100m IM Relay who had qualified with a stunning record in the Regional Finals made it through the heats to the National final and finished in 9th position overall.

“Overall the swimmers performed well and improved upon their best times on the whole” said Head Coach Freezer, “year on year the club is improving and we will be asking the swimmers for more commitment and hard work in order to build on those results in the upcoming season”.

Individuals qualified:

British Open Championships: Erica Meissner – 50m Backstroke, Luke Westwood – 50m Breaststroke

National Youth Championships: Richard Jefferies -100m Backstroke – 100m Butterfly - 4x100 Freestyle Relay. Boris Ledovskih - 4x100m Freestyle Relay. Adam Tapley - 4x100m Freestyle Relay Team. Harry Robinson - 4x100m Freestyle Relay Team.

National Age Group (BAGCATS) Championships: Kate Little – 100m Freestyle – 100m Butterfly – 200m IM – 400m IM – 100m Breaststroke – 200m Breaststroke - 4x100 Free Relay - 4x100 IM Relay 4x200 Free Relay Team. Emily Biggs – 100m Breaststroke – 200m Breaststroke - 4x100m Freestyle Relay Team. Millie Emmans – 800m Freestyle - 4x200m Freestyle Relay Team. Lauren Hall – 100m Backstroke - 4x100m Freestyle Relay Team - 4x100m IM Relay Team - 4x200m Freestyle Relay Team. Becky Burton – 100m Breaststroke - 4x100m IM Relay Team. Emily Taylor - 4x100m Freestyle Relay Team- 4x100m IM - 4x200m Freestyle Relay Teams. Josh Goncalves - 4x100m Freestyle Relay Team. Tom Harrington - 4x100m Freestyle Relay Team. George Laing - 4x100m Freestyle Relay Team. Jake Thomas Mansfield- 4x100m Free Relay Team.

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