Lynn Tetley Trophy Gala

By KM

28th October 2003

Cambridge swimmers clocked up 17 personal bests out of just 24 individual events at the Peterborough-hosted Lynn Tetley Trophy Gala at the weekend.

The squad was made up of some of the youngest members of the City of Cambridge Swimming Club, all aged between nine and 12.

And team captain Harry Douglas led the way with two PBs and a stunning performance in the relays. Douglas, aged 12, took first place in the 50m fly on 33.61 and claimed another PB in the 50m breastroke with 42.66.

Fellow team captain Catherine Mumford, also 12, took her PB down to 32.18 in the 50m free before pulling out a fantastic leg in the squadron relay.

There was another good freestyle performance for 10 year old Cody Duncan, with a PB of 34.81, while his teammate Sean Collier, also10, stepped into the breach for the club, competing in no less than six events. Tilly Beeken, 11, also faced a tough challenge, called up for another six events including some in a higher age group Ė but that didnít stop her claiming a PB in her individual event, the 50 free (33.92).

Storm Macauley Leak touched on 42.42, another personal best, in the 12 years 50m breastroke, while Asta Magnusdottier and Alastair Humphreys, both competing for the club for the first time, finished with PBs of 44.14 and 48.73 respectively in the 11-years-old breastroke.

Helen Struthers swam the 11 years 50m fly in 41.07 and Sophie Last took three seconds off her PB in the same age 50m backstroke to finish with 46.79, while Sophie Lanham achieved PBs in both the 50 free (37.39) and the 50 breastroke - the 10 year old took a massive eight seconds off her previous time to finish on 51.61. And there were outstanding performances in the relays from Alex Graham, Charlotte and Sophie Last, and Callan Swanson.

There were good swims from the rest of the squad including Andrew Thompson, Harriet Thorpe, Alexi Solomou, Tim Vries, Chloe Solomou, Emma Struthers, Jasmine Corbett, Craig Collier, Andrew Wilkinson, Tarryn Hodgkiss, Zoe Othieno, Carmen Hodgkiss and Adam Scott.

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