SWIMMING: Two firsts for First Strokes in fine Peterborough performance

The First Strokes Godmanchester swimmers who performed well in Peterborough.

The First Strokes Godmanchester swimmers who performed well in Peterborough. - Credit: Archant

First Strokes enjoyed a fine start to 2017 by taking second place at the City of Peterborough Mini Meet.

Millie Wells and Isobel Couch were both victorious in their first-ever competitive races as the Godmanchester-based club impressed.

That pair of backstroke triumphs were added to by Isobel Mather, who was successful in the same discipline, and Ginny Hadden, who won a freestyle event.

First Strokes also tasted success in three of the four relay races to finish as overall runners-up.

Their other swimmers in action were Oliver Bolam, Oliver Pendred, Henry Reeve, Lily Bolam, Amber Andrews, Euan Clark, George Jennings, Max Richards, Alistair Outram, Freddie Spavins, Ben Cayley, Josh Beecroft, Tom Barnard, India Furbank, Katy Lloyd, Emily Russell, Hannah Lutman, Ella Bolam, Jessica Spavins and Olivia Johnson.