Ryan flies flag to strike gold
RYAN Johnson was the only representative from Wisbech Swimming Club to take part in the King s Lynn open on Sunday – but his superb performance earned him the meet s top boy award. Competing in the 12-years-old age group, Ryan won no fewer than five gold
RYAN Johnson was the only representative from Wisbech Swimming Club to take part in the King's Lynn open on Sunday - but his superb performance earned him the meet's top boy award.
Competing in the 12-years-old age group, Ryan won no fewer than five gold medals in the 50m butterfly, 50m backstroke, 50m breaststroke, 50m freestyle and the 100m individual medley.
* WISBECH Swimming Club also took two swimmers to the Midland Open Masters Championships at the weekend and both came away with medals.
Jodie Hopkisson won an excellent gold medal and recorded a personal best in the 200m individual medley before swimming to fifth place in the 100m individual medley, 50m breaststroke and 100m breaststroke (pb).
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Fiona Jakeman also performed well and came away with three bronze medals from the 100m individual medley (pb), 200m individual medley and 100m freestyle. Fiona also finished fourth in the 50m butterfly.
* MARCH Marlins picked up more encouraging results at the King's Lynn open meet on Sunday, with the team of seven swimmers returning with nine trophies and eight personal bests.
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The girls won six of the trophies with Heather Nicholls, 10, gaining two fourth places in the 50m breaststroke and 50m freestyle and a new six-second personal best in the 100m individual medley.
Stacey Devaney, 12, was in top form to swim two fifth places in the 50m freestyle (pb) and the 50m butterfly, together with a sixth place and personal best in the 50m breaststroke.
Chloe Jade Coulson, 9, took sixth place and set a personal best in the 50m butterfly, the 50m freestyle and the 100m individual medley.
Hannah Lifshack, 13, also set a new personal best in the 50m freestyle.
The boys won three trophies with Adam Lifshack, 9, finishing sixth in the 50m breaststroke and 100m individual medley and also setting a five-second personal best in the 50m backstroke. He just missed out on another sixth place by 12 one-hundredths of a second.
Seve Revell, 11, set a personal best when swimming to sixth in the 50m butterfly and Craig Nicholls, 12, beat his previous best by seven seconds in the 100m individual medley.
He also set personal bests in the 50m backstroke and 50m freestyle.