Young March Marlins swimmers total 95 personal bests and a string of medals at their latest competition event
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The March Marlins Swimming Club stacked up 95 personal bests, five golds, 20 silvers and 19 bronze medals at the West Norfolk open meet.
In the 200m girls freestyle event, six out of the eight competitors achieved personal bests with Weronika Mikolajewska gaining second place in her age group.
The boys 200m free also gained an amazing four out of five personal bests with Tom Hanley and Luke Ruggles bringing home a bronze medal each.
The girls 50m fly saw a silver from Mikolajewska plus personal bests from Thea Hanley, Una Ansone, Hannah Storey, Sophie Tunley and Katrina Dale.
The boys 50 butterfly showed Reece Simpson gain a silver and a personal best plus Harry Rayner and Daniel Riches following suit with new times.
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The girls 100m backstroke highlighted Weronika’s capabilities as she brought home a gold medal.
The boys followed up with three personal bests and a silver from Jacob Cowin.
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Chloe Cook gained a silver and a personal best in the 200m breaststroke with Olivia Tunley and Ciara Mason joining the medal haul with a fourth and sixth respectively.
The boys 200m breaststroke race gained a second, third and fourth for Luke Ruggles, Tom Hanley and Daniel Riches.
The boys 50m freestyle resulted in Tom Hanley and Reece Simpson gaining a silver medal each. Tom continued with his silver haul in the 200m IM with both Luke Ruggles and Luke Cumbridge bringing home a medal each too.
The girls responded in their 200IM with three out of six competitors achieving a personal best time.
Reece Simpson dominated the golds in the 100m breaststroke and 50m backstroke. The latter race saw a third from both Lukes, a fourth from Jacob Cowin and sixth places from Tom Hanley and Harry Rayner.
The 50m backstroke for the girls gave personal bests for Ruby Saunders, Thea Hanley, Rosetta Schaunenburg-Kent and Sophie Tunley.
Luis Souto Hill did well with a personal best in the 100m breaststroke race and Harry Rayner joined him with this achievement.
The tough 200m butterfly saw a bronze from Hannah Jordan and the 100m IM, a win from Weronika. A further gold was gained by Tom Hanley in a nail biting 100m butterfly and a bronze by Chloe Cook in the same race for the girls. The boys 100m freestyle event saw seven of the 10 competitors gain medals.
The girls proved themselves with personal bests by Weronika, Darci Whitcombe, Una Ansone, Thea Hanley and Sophie Tunley.
A special mention to Jacob Cowin who grabbed his first regional time for the 200m backstroke. Plus a shout out to Andrew Jakeman, coach, who has the vision and is seeing it through.