Medals galore for City of Cambridge Swimming Club

PUBLISHED: 07:00 11 August 2018

City of Cambridge Swimming Club squad from top row, left to right - Sebastian Vandermeer, Manfred Battle, Maxim De Wilde, Jono Adam, Matt Courtis, Matt Titman, Ben Arkle, Jake Moxham; second row - Ollie Cashin, Katie Hammond, Georgia Crawford (17yrs+ relay), Katrin Heider (17yrs+ relay), Millie Emmans, Almudena Visser Velez (Dutch Nationals); bottom row - Zara Keegan, Imogen Bloomfield, Oskar Farkas, Gracie Kay and Polly Fish.

City of Cambridge Swimming Club squad from top row, left to right - Sebastian Vandermeer, Manfred Battle, Maxim De Wilde, Jono Adam, Matt Courtis, Matt Titman, Ben Arkle, Jake Moxham; second row - Ollie Cashin, Katie Hammond, Georgia Crawford (17yrs+ relay), Katrin Heider (17yrs+ relay), Millie Emmans, Almudena Visser Velez (Dutch Nationals); bottom row - Zara Keegan, Imogen Bloomfield, Oskar Farkas, Gracie Kay and Polly Fish.

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Podium places at British Summer Championship and National Summer Meet

City of Cambridge Swimming Club are celebrating a medal-laden haul at the British Summer Championship and the National Summer Meet.

The 4x100m men’s freestyle relay struck bronze at the British championships, while Kathryn Loveys, Sebastian Vandermeer, Matthew Titman and Hugo Bellamy reached the podium in the summer meet at Ponds Forge.

City of Cambridge’s swimmers also reached a host of finals.

The quartet of Sebastian Vandermeer, Jono Adam, Jake Moxham and Harvey Skellern won bronze in the men’s 14/16 years 4x100m freestyle relay at the British championships.

They were third in 3min 36sec, with the splits seeing Vandermeer clock 54.82, Adam swimming 52.78, Moxham timing 53.06 and Skellern 55.34. Royal Wolverhampton won gold and City of Cardiff were second. The four were also fifth in the 14/16 years 4x200m relay in 7.57.41.

Millie Emmans was fifth in the women’s open 1,500m freestyle in 17.46.08, and ninth in the 800m free in 9.18.32.

Adam was seventh in the men’s 16 years 100m backstroke final in 59.39, while Moxham was ninth in the 16 years 100m freestyle in 53.60.

New club member Manfred Battle reached five finals, setting personal bests in each.

At the National Summer Meet, Loveys earned two silver medals and a bronze.

Denmark’s Josefine Pedersen was swimming as a guest so did not influence the results at the English event.

Pedersen won the races, but with Loveys third in the women’s 17 and over 100m and 200m breaststroke, in 1min 12.28sec and 2.39.07 respectively, and fourth in the 50m event (33.76), it earned her two silver medals and a bronze.

Vandermeer took gold in the men’s 15 years 50m freestyle, clocking 24.84 to finish 0.01sec ahead of Jacob Armon.

Bellamy had a golden moment in the 18 years and over 200m butterfly, winning in 2.07.05. He was also sixth in the 100m butterfly final in 56.75.

Matthew Titman sealed bronze in the men’s 17 years 100m butterfly in 57.50, just 0.02sec off silver, and 
was ninth in the 50m freestyle in 24.74.

Adam was just 0.14sec off bronze in the 16 years 50m freestyle in 24.94, Polly Fish was sixth in the women’s 14 years 50m breaststroke in 35.41, Imogen Bloomfield was eighth in the 200m breaststroke in 2.46.99 and Ben Arkle was 10th in the 18 years and over 50m breaststroke in 30.57.

City of Cambridge head coach James Freezer said: “The club had an outstanding two weeks of competing and I believe came a way with the largest medal tally and finalists in recent times.

“The swimmers stepped up in a big way and should be proud of their results and that their hard work and dedication has paid off.”

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