Felixstowe make great start to league

WINTER League Division Two champions Felixstowe have made a great start to the Summer League by winning the second round in Lowestoft with 206 points.The small Felixstowe squad of 14 young swimmers put in an outstanding performance to beat off the likes of Sudbury, Lowestoft and Oulton Broad and Great Yarmouth for the win.

WINTER League Division Two champions Felixstowe have made a great start to the Summer League by winning the second round in Lowestoft with 206 points.

The small Felixstowe squad of 14 young swimmers put in an outstanding performance to beat off the likes of Sudbury, Lowestoft and Oulton Broad and Great Yarmouth for the win.

The evening started with the girls 13U 100m IM in which Gemma Casburn came second in a time of 1.32.16.

It was the start of a busy evening for Casburn, who also came first in the 13U 50m butterfly (41.11) and second in both the 13U 100m backstroke and 13U 100m breaststroke.

Andrew Wills gained Felixstowe's first victory of the night in the boys 100m IM in a time of 1.15.92 as well as second places in 13U 50m butterfly and 13U 100m breaststroke.

There were some great swims throughout the evening, with James Taylor winning the boys 13U 100m freestyle in 1.11.26 and Donna Clark winning the girls 13U 100m freestyle in 1.22.45.

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There were also first places for Rob Smith, George Murray, Zoe Langford, Daniel Finegan (two events), James Casburn and Alice Sherwin.

Sherwin's achievements were particularly outstanding in view of the fact she had to swim all the races in her age group.

Similarly, the superb Jacob Pattinson swam all the boys 12U races and managed PBs in them all.

There were also personal best times for Annabel Towns in the girls 11U 25m butterfly, Micha Knowles in the girls 12U breast and Alice Theobald in the girls 12U back.

Felixstowe also won the boys 10/11 medley and freestyle relays, the boys 12/13 freestyle relay and finished the evening by winning the mixed girls and boys 8 x 25m cannon relay.

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