Gala Report: A’MAY’zing Spring Development Meet 2018

Here is the report from the weekend (better late than never)

We had 21 swimmers at the A’MAY’zing Spring Development Meet. With a good handful of them still very new to the competitive scene. We managed to come away with 41 PB’s out of 73 swims and 10 medals.


Leading the weekend with an amazing 6 PB’s was Matthew Campbell!

Only just behind and still knocking her times down was Yvonne with 5.

Five swimmers got a brilliant 3pbs: Anouk, Lilla, Jack, Mary and Katie

With a terrific 2 Pbs we have: Megan, Matteo, Patryk, Freddy and Livia
Then owning the weekend with 1pb: Zubair, Andrew, Lewis, Grace, Evie



4 of our swimmers brought our medal tally to 10.

Yvonne achieved Gold in 100 IM, Silver in 200 IM, Bronze in 50 Back and 100 Free

Anouk achieved Silver in 100 Fly and 50 Breast, Bronze in 200 Fly and 200 IM

Lilla achieved Silver in 100 Breast

Mary achieved Bronze in 100 Fly

Great job girls.

Club Records

Achieving 6 club record times (new or Improved) we had:

Yvonne (age 18) with 100 Fly, 100 IM and 200 IM

Mary (age 17) with 200 Fly

Anouk (age 11) with 200 Free, 50 Fly


There was one bit of sad news about the weekend, and that is because it was Yvonne Winterborns last competition with us. She will at the SFL but that’s not quite like a full weekend meet. She has always been a great person to have along at competitions with her positive and friendly attitude she will be missed. She signed out in style though with her last race by being the outright winner and getting gold in 100m IM, well done Yvonne.

All results have been uploaded.

Thank you to all those parents who helped in the hall, to the officials, and to coach Ciara.

Newmarket Centenary Open 2018

Well done to all 30 swimmers from Sunday who took part in Newmarket’s Centenary Open, helping them celebrate running for 100 years.

It was great to have nearly a third of the club come along. We had some brilliant results and as it was only sprints it’s a great way to see what we need to work on for the future.

PBs: We achieved a brilliant 51 Pbs, which brings our total so far for 2018 to 210.

4 – Anna I-K; Phoebe E; Millie; Faith

3 – Lucia; Emily; Sam; Livvy; Patryk; Joseph; Sasha

2 – Alex; Lewis K; Grace S; Nick;

1 – Matthew; Jack H; Phoebe N; Megan T; Andrew; Josh

Medals and top six finishes:

Nick topped the tree with two golds in back and fly, a bronze in breaststroke and two fourths in free and IM; Faith got a gold in breaststroke, two silvers in fly and IM, a bronze in backstroke and a fourth in free; Phoebe E got a gold in her backstroke by two whole seconds(!) and fifth and sixth places in her free and IM; Jack got a silver in breaststroke and fifth in fly;

Lauren got a bronze in breaststroke in her last competitive swim (sob);

other top six finishers were Lewis K, Lucia, Tara (twice!) and Sasha.  Great work.

Club records

Faith continued to cement her place in the record books by lowered 3 all-time girls club records in 50 breast, 50 fly and 100 IM, and took the girls 50 back record for her first time ever!

This brings our total club records beaten for 2018 to 22.

Special mentions:

A special mention must go towards 4 swimmers for taking a huge chunk of their PB’s:

Lewis Kincaid, taking off 5 seconds in his 50m Back

Milly Robinson, taking off 5 seconds in her 50m Breast

Livia Marsden, taking off 7 seconds in her 100m IM

Phoebe Edwards, taking off 9 seconds in her 100m IM


Also, as I mentioned earlier this was Lauren Chapmans last race with the club and what a great way to end with a medal.



Thank you to all the team managers/ helpers for organising the swimmers in the hall and to all the officials for volunteering. We are back at Newmarket on the 7th April for the next competition.

Cambs County Champs 2018 – Sessions 6 & 7

Congratulations to all the swimmers who made it to this Saturday’s sessions at Parkside! The team was Anouk, Faith, Lauren, George, Luna, Nick, Kieran, Phoebe E, Ellen H, Leila, Ellen C, Ella G, Mary O, and Jack H.  Bottisham had another good day in the pool with 19 PBs, 7 finals, 4 Club Records including 2 all-time fastests, 3 county debuts and 1 regional time.

The girls’ races were the 100m breaststroke, 200m IM, 50m fly, 200m breaststroke and 50m backstroke.

Anouk and Faith swam all of the races, with Anouk getting 4 PBs and a new club record for age 11 50 fly. She swam in all three of the girls’ finals and over all the races she finished 7th, 6th, 5th, 7th and 5th respectively, a brilliant performance. Faith just lost out in the 100m breaststroke with 4th place but smashed the regional qualifying time and all-time club record; she came 9th, 5th (final), 6th and 11th in the other races, with 3 PBs overall and another all-time club record in the 50 fly too.

The boys’ races were the 100m fly, the 200m IM, the 100m freestyle and the 200m backstroke. Our other finalist of the day was Nick who managed 8th in the 100m freestyle final; he got PBs in all three of his races, coming 10th in the 200IM and 5th in the 200m backstroke with a new age 13 club record.

Congratulations also to new club record holder Ellen C who took the age 16 50 fly record with a great swim.

Huge well-dones to Ellen H, Phoebe E and Mary O who all swam their first county-level races yesterday: all got PBs in their races, and Phoebe even made the final of the 50m backstroke and came 7th in her age group (10-11)!

So the full list of PBs is as follows:

Anouk – 4; Faith and Nick – 3; Ella G 1, and 1 equalled!, and one each for Luna, Phoebe, Ellen H, Ellen C, Mary, Leila, and Kieran.

Well done everyone. Onwards to the next session on the 24 February, which is the 50 free and 100IM for both boys and girls, and then the relays.