Goddy swimmers win final after highest ever league finish


Sports - Credit: Archant

Young swimmers from First Strokes Godmanchester produced one of their finest all round performances in winning the B final of the Junior Fenland League.

The team finished seventh of the 15 clubs and their highest ever finish put them in the B final. Just to be there was a massive achievement and they all rose to the occasion.

After 13 events the Godmanchester youngsters were eight points behind West Norfolk and after 21 they were just one behind Peterborough.

A sequence of 14 races where they didn’t finish below third place put them ahead and they were never overtaken. Triumph was sealed in the final eight-swimmer relay which First Strokes led from start to finish.

Madeleine Todd won her three races and other successes came from Max Bourne, Jacob Cowin, Oscar Brice, Tom Hamilton, Rebecca Keene, Jessica Spavins, Dominic Jackman, Gracie Freeman-Lewis, Charlotte Steel, Edward Bird and Ben Hall.

Second and third places were achieved by Tristan Beecroft, James Quinn, Francesca Jackman, Colin Brunsting, Ollie Bourne, Emma Davis, Lauren Elliott, Yasmine Clitheroe, Brooke Alsford and Nick Hall.