City of Cambridge Swimming Club make a splash at East Region Championships
Medal glory across two weekends
City of Cambridge Swimming Club claimed their best finish at the East Region Championships.
The event is spread across two weekends, and the first, held in Luton, was for the 15, 16 and 17 plus age groups.
City of Cambridge sent a team of 28 swimmers, and they returned with nine gold medals, 10 silvers and six bronze, with 42 finalists.
The gold medals were won by Jono Adam (in the15 years’ 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke), Matt Titman (16 years’ 50m freestyle and 50m and 100m butterfly), and the 14 to 16 years’ 4x200m and 4x100m freestyle relay teams of Harvey Skellern, Titman, Adam and Jake Moxham.
The silvers were taken by Kathryn Loveys (in the 17 plus 50m breaststroke), Oliver Cashin (15 years’ 100m breaststroke), Moxham (50m free), Ruben Dekker (100m back), and the 14 to 16 years’ and 17 plus 4x100m individual medley relay teams, and the women’s and men’s 4x100m freestyle relay teams.
And bronzes were claimed by Moxham (15 years’ 100m freestyle), Millie Emmans (17 plus 400m freestyle), and the women’s 4x100m IM relay team of Lauren Hall, Loveys, Emmans and Katrin Heider.
The second weekend was for the younger age groups – 11, 12, 13 and 14 years – and was hosted in Norwich.
There was a positive start for the City of Cambridge team, with silver medals earned by Katie Hammond (200m fly and 400m free HDW), Daisy Moxham (100m free) and Oskar Farkas (50m free).
And a bronze medal was taken by Chris Williamson in the 50m fly.
The success carried through to the second day for the squad and after a few near misses, Farkas claimed the team’s first gold of the weekend, in the 100m free.
He added to it with a silver in the 400m free, and that was matched by Imogen Bloomfield in the 200m breaststroke.
On day three, Hammond claimed the team’s second gold of the weekend, with a gutsy performance to win the 800m freestyle.
There were more medals as Christopher Williamson took silver in the 100m fly and Farkas was second in the 200m free, giving the squad a total of two golds, eight silvers and one bronze from the weekend.
And across the two weekends, City of Cambridge’s total medal haul placed them in fifth place, the club’s best finish in recent history.
James Freezer, the City of Cambridge head coach, said: “I am so proud of this great group of athletes who showed how to step it up when it counts.
“They deserved the results and outcomes they achieved and is testament to their hard work and dedication at training.
“These great results put the club in the mix with the established big clubs in the region which is where we want to be.”