First strokes debutantes make a splash at their first gala in Mildenhall

SWIMMING STARS: Members of Godmanchester's First Strokes club who starred at Mildenhall.

SWIMMING STARS: Members of Godmanchester's First Strokes club who starred at Mildenhall. - Credit: Archant

FIRST Strokes Swimming Club sent one of its more inexperienced teams to a club gala at Mildenhall and remarkably finished second of four.

From the Godmanchester club, 15 of the 20 swimmers were swimming in their first ever gala-type meeting and many of them achieved first places in their debut races.

James Quinn, Kira Shipley, Lucy Herring, Audrey Irvine, Bethan McGregor, Amy Brocklebank and Evie Belchier all made winning debuts while there were excellent swims from Josh Upton, Tristan Beecroft, Josh Beecroft, Nicholas Hall, Oscar Brice, Sophie Underwood, Georgia Clapson and Lisa Storan.

There were also wins from more experienced swimmers Ellie Rogers and Gracie Freeman-Lewis.