Medals galore for City of Cambridge Swimming Club at England National Masters

PUBLISHED: 07:00 03 November 2018

City of Cambridge Swimming Club men's 4x50m relay team, left to right Tim Shipton, Mark Leamon, Luke Westwood and Liam Barnett

City of Cambridge Swimming Club men's 4x50m relay team, left to right Tim Shipton, Mark Leamon, Luke Westwood and Liam Barnett

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Huge haul for club

City of Cambridge Swimming Club ladies 4x100 relay team, left to right Kathryn Gill, Julie Scott, Emma Walker and Fay Westwood.City of Cambridge Swimming Club ladies 4x100 relay team, left to right Kathryn Gill, Julie Scott, Emma Walker and Fay Westwood.

Silvia Ferdin and Luke Westwood struck gold as City of Cambridge Swimming Club celebrated a medal-laden time at the Swim England National Masters Short Course Swimming Championships in Sheffield.

The 21-strong team from the club earned 26 medals at the three-day competition at Ponds Forge.

Ferdin won gold in the 50 to 54-years 1,500m freestyle, and also added silvers in the 400m individual medley, 200m and 100m butterfly and 400m freestyle, and bronze in the 200m freestyle.

Westwood scooped gold in the 25 to 29 age group 200m breaststroke, and took silver in the 50m and 100m breaststroke.

City of Cambridge Swimming Club member Silvia Ferdin.City of Cambridge Swimming Club member Silvia Ferdin.

Six silver medals were taken by Kathryn Gill in the 30 to 34 age group, in the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke, 200m and 800m free, and 400m IM.

In the 30 to 34 age group, Mark Leamon won silver in the 50m backstroke and bronze in the 200m free, while Liam Barnett earned silver in the 200m fly.

There were bronzes for Julie Scott, in the 45 to 49 1,500m free; Emma Walker, in the 40 to 44 50m freestyle; and James Gill, in the 35 to 39 200m and 400m freestyle.

A further gold medal was won by the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay team of Barnett, Leamon, Westwood and James Rumbelow.

Leamon, Westwood and Barnett were joined by Tim Shipton in taking silver in the 4x50m medley relay, while Fay Westwood, Walker, Scott and Kathryn Gill earned bronze in the ladies’ 4x100m freestyle relay.

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