SWIMMING: First Strokes talents impress on regional stage

First Strokes swimmers, from the left, Chloe Butler, Jodie Elliott and Jessica Spavins.

First Strokes swimmers, from the left, Chloe Butler, Jodie Elliott and Jessica Spavins. - Credit: Archant

The rapid rise of First Strokes Godmanchester – a club formed only eight years ago - has continued thanks to three swimmers qualifying for the recent East Region Championships.

Jessica Spavins competed in all three breaststroke races in the 13yrs age group and was the highest-placed competitor from the Cambridgeshire area in two of them – ninth in the 100m event and 12th over 50m.

Clubmate Chloe Butler produced a personal-best performance in the 50m freestyle at 14yrs level.

Jodie Elliott also qualified for the 50m butterfly race in the 12yrs age group but a broken collarbone prevented her from taking part.


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