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Allington stars for L&OBSC

PUBLISHED: 08:00 27 June 2008 | UPDATED: 20:43 05 July 2010

The Lowestoft & Oulton Broad Swimming Club team.

The Lowestoft & Oulton Broad Swimming Club team.

Following on from the previous week's success at the East Region BAGCat Championships at UEA Norwich, Lowestoft and Oulton Broad Swimming Club went back for more.

Following on from the previous week's success at the East Region BAGCat Championships at UEA Norwich, Lowestoft and Oulton Broad Swimming Club went back for more.

Fantastic swims were seen all round, and in two out of every three races swimmers improved or equalled their ranking. In total there were a staggering 60 long course personal bests or first time swims.

Ten-year-old Lucy Allington swam the 200m free (equalling her short course time), the 400m free, the 200m im and 100m free, qualifying for the final. This concluded a fantastic competition for Allington, and she finished fifth in her age group.

Charlie Church (10) swam the 100m free, the 100m back and the 200m free, equalling his short course best times in all races, and improving his rankings. Nicole Cooper (13) swam both the 100m free and 100m back, with long course pbs in both.

Cassie Everill (11) had a much better weekend. She swam a relaxed 1500m free improving her seeding to eighth place, the 400m free, the 200m im and put in solid performances on the 200m and 100m free equalling her short course best times. Lewis Farmer (14) swam the 400m im, improving his ranking by four places to fifth. Jonathan Hawes (13) swam the 100m fly qualifying for the final, beating his long and short course pbs, finishing sixth. Reece King (10) had his first long course experience in the 200m back, improving his ranking by two places.

Emma Lines (11) looked strong on the 100m, 200m and 400m free, improving her ranking in all three.

She also swam the 200m im and 100m back making the final.

Breaststroker Dominic Oliver (12) swam the 200m smashing his long course pb by 10 seconds, finishing 12th in his age group.

Fourteen-year-old Daniel Smith swam the 200m back qualifying for the final and finishing fifth with a long course pb.

He swam the 400m im and the 100m fly which were both first time long course swims.

He saved his best performance until last, swimming a hard-headed 200m fly which got him in the final beating his short course pb from just three months earlier.

Chloe Wilson (11) swam a controlled 200m free and in the 100m back she equalled her short course pb improving four places in the rankings.

L&OBSC are full of pride having sent their biggest ever team of 16 BACat swimmers.

The club are proud knowing these youngsters, from various learn-to-swim schemes, are home grown talent that have been developed, through their own efforts as well as that of their teachers and coaches.

For more information about L and OBSC, contact Jill Walker on 01502 740359.

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