City of Cambridge Swimming Club made a smashing start to the Senior Fenland League, 2009. The team made the trip to Wisbech, to compete in a mixture of relay and individual swims, and came way with a fantastic total of 202 points.
In the relay section, the club took top points in five of the nine events, coming second in all the rest. The individual swims ranged from 10 and under to open swimmers, and in the youngest category City dominated, with first places for Robert Brunton in the 50m breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly events; George Laing in the 50m free, Amy Zhang in the 50m free and 50m breaststroke. Katie Little was second in the 50m back and 50m butterfly.
For the 12 and under swimmers, Boris Ledovski took three top spots in three events, the 50m backstroke, free, and the 100m individual medley.
Nicola Jefferies was first in the 50m backstroke, and third in the 50m butterfly, whilst Annie Little took the top spot in the 100m individual medley and the 50m breastroke, also coming second in the 50m butterfly, Rounding off great swims in this age group, Daniel Mills and Bartu Atamert came second in the 50m butterfly and the 50m breaststroke.
As the age range increased, the swimming quality remained high. In the 14 and under age group, Peter Rees won his 100m freestyle and individual medley races with ease, and came second in the 100m backstroke. Liam Doonan swam the 100m butterfly, also coming out on top. Tom Zhang rounded off the boys’ races, taking fourth in the 100m breastroke. For the girls in the same age group, Georgia Crawford got top points in the section, taking second in the 100m breastroke, and twice coming third in 100m butterfly and 100m freestyle races. Alex Holt and Hannah Priest also achieved third place finishes in the 100m backstroke and the 100m individual medley.
In the open category, Tim Riviere took first place in his favoured races, the 100m backstroke and freestyle. Charlotte Begg and Andrew Wilkinson tackled the 100m butterfly races, once more finishing ahead of the pack for maximum points. Andrew also added to the points tally with a third place in the 100m individual medley, and a fourth in the 100m breastroke. Bryony Rowsel battled to come first in the 100m backstroke, and was a close 2nd in the 100m individual medley. Fay Westwood rounded off the events, with third places in the 100m breaststroke and freestyle.
This thrilling opener of the Senior League puts City of Cambridge 2nd in the league Table.