SWIMMING: Two clean sweeps and a whole host of medals as St Ives shine on county stage

From the left, Cathy Thomson (gold), Fran Crocker (silver) and Amy Coleman (bronze) after their St I

From the left, Cathy Thomson (gold), Fran Crocker (silver) and Amy Coleman (bronze) after their St Ives clean sweep in the ladies 100m freestyle final. - Credit: Archant

St Ives Swimming Club talents collected 37 medals at the opening weekend of the Cambridgeshire County Championships.

Their fine haul at the Manor Centre in Whittlesey featured a host of victories and a couple of clean sweeps in ladies’ 100m events.

Fran Crocker led home clubmates Cathy Thomson (silver) and Elizabeth Ella (bronze) in the backstroke final, whereas Thomson triumphed over Crocker (silver) and Amy Coleman (bronze) in the backstroke showpiece. Thomson also won the 200m freestyle crown as well.

Bethan Endicott was the most successful St Ives swimmer on show with three gold medals in her age group. She also gained a silver and a bronze.

James Quinn, Janos Kadar, Toby Offord, Tom Davis and Jasmine Dearnley provided the other gold medals.

Ciara Taylor earned the best individual medal tally with six silvers, while other medallists were Evan Taylor, Tom Lucas and Ed Bird.