A ten year old racked up an impressive array of district qualifying times when the City of Cambridge Swimming Club headed up to Nuneaton for its annual distance open meet.
Sean Collier, from Newmarket, had achieved a Midlands District time last year but was too young to enter – so this year he was determined to make his mark.
The youngster posted his best times to date in the 200 backstroke (3.00.66), 200 freestyle (2.47.37), 200 individual medley (3.15.54) and the gruelling 400 free (5.58.59). Team mate Josh Pettican also qualified for the District competition with 4.40.10 in the 400 free.
And with the Midlands District competition not held until the summer of 2004, both have plenty of time to get even more qualifying times under their belts.
But theirs were not the only impressive performances from City of Cambridge – the squad clocked up an amazing 102 personal bests between them.
And there were some exciting club battles not least between Catherine Mumford, Storm Macauley Leak and Tilly Beeken, with Tom Wood and James Pugh closely matched in the 200 breast and the competition between James Rumbelow and Luke Westwood making for an exciting heat for Cambridge supporters – all finished their events with PBs. Vikki Thompson and Aimee Nichols were another pair that had parents on the edge of their seats throughout the gala.
More swimmers posting personal bests included Adele Cliff, Victoria Way, Pippa Kent, Asta Magnusdottir, Lizzie Harling, Sophie Lanham, Cody Duncan, Andy Thompson, Alexi Solomou, Douglas Gordon, Tim Shipton, Zoe Othieno, David Middleton, Adam Scott, Matthew Wilkinson, George Crofts, Charlotte Holt, Charlotte Snead, Elizabeth Wilkinson, Andrew Wilkinson, Aimee Nichols and Karina Page.