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SWIMMING: As good as ever for youngsters

PUBLISHED: 12:43 18 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:42 06 July 2010

LOWESTOFT & Oulton Broad Swimming Club completed their most successful regional championships ever.

Last weekend an impressive contingent of 15 swimmers attained the formidable qualifying times to compete in this years competition, which was held at UEA in Norwich and included swimmers from over 70 clubs making up the East of England's best.

LOWESTOFT & Oulton Broad Swimming Club completed their most successful regional championships ever.

Last weekend an impressive contingent of 15 swimmers attained the formidable qualifying times to compete in this years competition, which was held at UEA in Norwich and included swimmers from over 70 clubs making up the East of England's best.

Six of the LOBSC team were competing the first time. In the face of extremely tough competition Lowestoft & Oulton Broad's young guns swam superbly to contest a record 22 finals, with five swimmers winning medals.

Kai Saunders won his way through to six finals winning a Silver Medal in the 400m Freestyle with a mature, measured race and coming out on top in a ding dong battle to add a Bronze in the 200m Freestyle.

Lucy Allington forged ahead early on during her 100m Breaststroke final and held on bravely despite intense pressure from the rest of the field to win a Silver Medal in a personal best time.

Mathew Calver swam a brilliant 200m Backstroke, qualifying for the National Championships and winning a Bronze Medal in the process. He also managed to win his way into the 100m Butterfly final.

Leyton Berrey qualified for four finals. He was narrowly edged into fourth in the 200m Breaststroke, but exacted revenge in the 100m Breaststroke final, outsprinting his rivals to claim a Bronze Medal.

Owen French made it through to three finals, reaching his peak in the 100m Breaststroke where he held his nerve to win an exciting battle down the final straight to win a well deserved Bronze Medal.

Jordan Catchpole was one of the first time regional competitors, and he equited himself admirably managing to reach three finals.

Isobelle Berrey battled her way into the 100m and 200m Breaststroke finals for the first time and in doing so set two good personal best times.

Dominic Oliver swam a determined race to take his place in a very competitive 100m Breaststroke final.

Sarah Bowen, Charlie Church, Cassie Everill, Emma Lines, Logan Moore, Alice Watson-Flowers, and Chloe Wilson all swam extremely well over the two weeks of these prestigious championships.

For more information about Lowestoft & Oulton Broad Swimming Club, contact Jill Walker on 01502 740359, visit www.lobsc.org or e-mail the Head Coach Simon Pickering on si63@hotmail.com.

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