St Ives stars master the competition

The St Ives swimmers who impressed at the Norfolk County Masters Championships are back row, left to

The St Ives swimmers who impressed at the Norfolk County Masters Championships are back row, left to right, Pete Brystow, Vicky Grantham, Hannah Sargent, Ellie Roberts, Cathy Thomson, front Andrew Bennett, Clive Tuke, Steve Greenwood, Will Desborough, Ted Farrier, Schuyler Newstead. - Credit: Archant

Cathy Thomson completed a golden double as St Ives Swimming Club proved they are the masters of the water at the weekend.

A team of 11 swimmers claimed 18 medals between them at the Norfolk County Masters Championships at the University of East Anglia in Norwich – six of them gold.

Thomson struck gold in the women’s 50m freestyle and butterfly races. She is now fourth in the British rankings in the 25-29yrs age group in the freestyle event.

Hannah Sargent’s triumphant 50m backstroke swim lifted her to third in the British rankings for the 25-29yrs bracket. Those two ladies were joined by Schuyler Newstead and Ellie Roberts in successful 4-25m freestyle and individual medley relay teams.

There were two relay silver medals for the men. Clive Tuke, Stevo Greenwood and Ted Farrier were joined by Will Desborough for the medley and Andy Bennett for the freestyle. Greenwood, Desborough, Roberts and Thomson also featured in a mixed freestyle relay team that won silver while Desborough, Thomson, Vicky Grantham and Peter Brystow did likewise in the mixed medley event.


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Greenwood, Bennett, Farrier, Desborough and Brystow also won individual medals.

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