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City of Cambridge swimmers make waves on the national scene

By Mark Taylormark.taylor@iliffemedia.co.uk

City of Cambridge Swimming Club member Millie Emmans.
City of Cambridge Swimming Club member Millie Emmans.

Medals galore at the British and national championships

City of Cambridge Swimming Club member Jake Moxham.
City of Cambridge Swimming Club member Jake Moxham.

A summer of success was the theme for City of Cambridge Swimming Club at the British, English, Scottish and Irish Championships.

On the back of wins at the regional events, City of Cambridge sent a plethora of swimmers to compete at the highest levels.

And Jono Adam reached the top of the tree, being crowned British champion in the 15-years 50m backstroke.

He added to that glory by winning the bronze medal in the 100m backstroke in 59.15sec.

Jake Moxham earned a place on the medal rostrum in the 15-years 100m freestyle, taking bronze in 53.35.

And Adam and Moxham joined forces with Matthew Titman and Harvey Skellern in the 14 to 16 years 4x100m freestyle relay to take the silver medal against some of the biggest and best clubs in the country, in 3min 6.05sec.

The medal haul at the British Championships was completed by Adam, who won a bronze medal in the 15-years 50m butterfly.

There were also a number of swimmers reaching finals, with Millie Emmans ninth in the 800m freestyle, Adam ninth in the 100m freestyle, Titman fifth in the 100m fly and fourth in the 50m fly, the 14 to 16 years 4x200m freestyle relay team eighth.

At the Swim England Open Water Festival, Katie Hammond, Maxim De Wildt and Emmans qualified for their first national event at the discipline.

Hammond was 18th in the 14-years 1.5km, while in the 5km, Emmans was 11th and De Wildt was 21st.

Emmans was back in action a day later at the English National Championships, and took a place on the podium, finishing second in the over-17 400m freestyle. She was also eighth in the 400m individual medley.

Kathryn Loveys was eighth in the over-17 breaststroke final, Titman was 10th in the 16-years’ 100m freestyle and 13th in the backstroke, and Reuben Dekker was fifth in the over-17 backstroke final and 12th in the 200m backstroke.

At the Welsh National Championships, Hammond bagged a full set of medals.

In the 14-years’ category, she was first in the 400m freestyle, second in the 800m freestyle and third in the 200m butterfly.

And she also made the finals of the 100m fly (fourth), 400m IM (fourth), 200m IM (fifth) and 200m freestyle (fifth) and 200m freestyle (eighth).

Zara Keegan took part in the Scotland National Championships, and won a silver and bronze medal.

She was second in the 400m IM and third in the 200m fly, and also reached the finals of the breaststroke in the 200m (fourth), 50m (fifth), 100m (sixth) and 200m breaststroke (fourth).

And at her first national level meet, Aoife Powere was 20th in the 16-years 100m backstroke at the Irish nationals.

James Freezer, City of Cambridge’s head coach, said: “It has been a fantastic summer for the club with swimmers competing at the highest stage at numerous national meets and shows that if you set your targets high and work extremely hard both as a team and individuals it will pay off and is worth the dedication put in throughout the year.”


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