A high five for City of Cambridge Swimming Club at National Arena League B final
Oskar Farkas and the 4x50m girls’ medley relay team were the crowning glories as City of Cambridge finished fifth in their first appearance at the 19th National Arena Swimming League B final for six years.
Having qualified through the East Midlands League, City of Cambridge were competing at the event for clubs placed 10th to 20th nationally for the first time since 2013, and only the fourth time in 20 years.
Farkas put in an outstanding individual performance to win the boys’ 14 and under 100m freestyle, while the girls’ 14 and under 4x50m medley relay team of Daisy Moxham, Georgie Maggs, Matilda Ransome and Macy Dexter were also victorious.
Matt Titman (open 100m fly), Edward Ormsby (12/u 50m breaststroke) and Ransome (14/u 100m fly) all earned second place finishes.
There were third places for Myles Turner (men’s 200m IM), Ryan Wall (12/u backstroke), Christopher Williamson (14/u 100m fly), Kathryn Gill (open 100m breaststroke), Olivier Cashin (open 100m breaststroke), Moxham (14/u 100m free), girls’ 14/u 4x50m free relay and men’s open 6x50m free relay.
The performances helped the club to finish fifth overall and in the combined relay challenge.
Head coach James Freezer said: “This is a great result considering we entered the meet ranked eighth and stepped up against some of the best teams in the country.
“They performed above expectations and embraced the amazing atmosphere both poolside and in the stands - it’s certainly the loudest atmosphere at a swimming event that I have had the privilege to be involved in.
“It is always good to be part of the team events where the the younger and older swimmers mix and what a great experience for our swimmers to be part of.
“This is a testament to the entire coaching team’s continued hard work and commitment. This achievement would not be possible without the support and dedication from the committee, parents and volunteers.”