Five swimmers from St Neots Swans Swimming Club proved they are just as good on dry land as in water after they picked up several medals at the 2024 Junior Aquathlon.

Lewis Cummins, Tom Cummins, Zach Polfrey, Ned Higgins and Molly Polfrey joined 121 other junior swimmers across the region for the biathlon-style event at The Robinson Poll in Bedoford on October 15.

The Aquathlon is a competition where competitors complete a swim followed by a run against others within their age category.

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The event is open to youngsters in school years 3 to 11, and the youngest competitors complete a 66-metre swim and a 600-m run, whilst the oldest competitors compete in a 400-m swim and a 2.8-kilometre run.

The Swans swimmers stormed the competition and their respective age groups, with Ned coming 4th, Lewis, Tom and Zach 2nd and Molly an "incredible" 1st.

The chairman of St Netos Swimming Club said: "They did themselves and Swans proud."

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Speaking about the event, Bedford Cllr, Sarah Gallagher, said: "It is heartening to see 121 children, including 29 Year 6 students, take on this challenge with such enthusiasm.

"We are immensely proud of their dedication and determination."