St Ives Swimmers Take Second

ST IVES Swimming Club put in a strong team performance to take second spot in the latest round of the Anglian League behind Boston. The solid second place finish in Wisbech leaves St Ives in a very strong position in the league following the club s earlie

ST IVES Swimming Club put in a strong team performance to take second spot in the latest round of the Anglian League behind Boston.

The solid second place finish in Wisbech leaves St Ives in a very strong position in the league following the club's earlier outright victory in the first round.

Saints brought their best form to the second round gala producing an outstanding 25 personal best times from the 31 events.

The strong all-round team effort proved too much for tough opposition from Louth, Bottisham and home club Wisbech.


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However, St Ives left it too late to catch up with eventual winners, Boston, despite a strong finish to the gala including a fingertip loss to Boston in the final canon relay.

Earlier in the month St Ives swimmers turned out in force for the Peterborough Open Meet. The annually-held gala is run over a whole weekend and represents one of the highlights of the local open gala season.

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With 24 clubs competing, all events were keenly contested and medals were difficult to come by. A final tally of 36 medals, however, backed up by 43 personal bests, underlined the rich vein of form Saints swimmers are currently enjoying.

Top performers for the club over the weekend's competition were Rachel Moss and Andrew Weatheritt, with four medals each, together with Giovanni Di Siena and Carl Johnson who both won three medals.

Other medallists were Oliver Cook, Kyle Ferrier, two, Michael Mackrell, two, Katie Rogers, Hannah Sargent, two, and Gemma Sargent. Carl Johnson, four, and Peter Todd also achieved regional qualifying times.

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