Fenland’s finest young swimmers compete against each other at Wisbech Swimming Club gala

YOUNG swimmers from Fenland got the chance to compete against each other during Wisbech Swimming Club’s Patterns Transport Trophy Gala.

Throughout the night the lead changed between Wisbech, March and Huntingdon’s swimming clubs but in the end it was Huntingdon who took first place with 137 points, pipping Wisbech and March by just three and nine points respectively.

The Gala was for the junior members of the swimming clubs and also saw First Strokes and Hunstanton’s teams take part.

For a full list of first place finishes for Wisbech, whose swimmers achieved 27 personal best times, see below.

First place finishes: Molly Eyres, Molly Trevor, Lorimer Thomas, Emily Bateman, Elleasha Wedge, Alex van Dort, Esther van Dort, Hannah Brown, Robson Pack, Chaira Calaby, Jacob Rhodes, Matthew Bartram and Dominic Foley.

• WISBECH Swimming Club also tasted great success at the Cambridgeshire County Development Championships and the 22nd open annual meeting held by Sheffield City Swimming Club at Ponds Forge. Swimmers won five golds, six silvers and six bronzes at the Cambs event. Eleven swimmers gained great experience racing in a 50m pool against competitors from 44 clubs across the country in Sheffield. Thomas Kelly, Eve Norman, Daniel Dale and Laura Pattern had particularly successful days but all competitors could be proud of their excellent efforts as 32 personal bests were achieved with many members appearing at such an impressive arena for the first time.