Boston Amateur Swimming Club claim third at Fenland A League final

Members of Boston Amateur Swimming Club claimed third place in the Fenland League A final.

Boston had competed well throughout the year to earn a place in the A Final by finishing fourth in the qualifying league competition.

This meant a trip to Wisbech to face swimmers from Deepings, Wisbech, Peterborough A and Cambridge Swimming Clubs.

The competition was tough, and even with several swimmers recording personal bests in the first few races, Boston could only achieve mid-place finishes.

After 10 races, Boston were fourth – some 21 points behind leaders Cambridge and nine points behind third-place Wisbech.

However, fortunes began to change and in race 17, Joseph McGarel secured Boston’s first race win of the night in the boys 11 and under 50m freestyle.

This was quickly followed by Millie Prudden winning the girls 11 and under 50m freestyle.

By race 25, leaders Cambridge and Peterborough were starting to get too far out of reach but the fight was most definitely on for third place, with the Boston swimmers putting in a team effort to reduce the deficit to just four points.

The next four races saw Boston swimmers achieving first and second-place finishes.

By race 35, Thomas Liddy’s win in the boys 10 and under 25m butterfly meant that Boston were now three points ahead of Wisbech.

Further wins on the evening from Pasquale Fiore (boys 10 and under freestyle), Joe Reed (boys 12 and under fly) and Harley Maddison (girls 12 and under fly) helped increase the points tally.

By the end of the evening and the competition, Boston had achieved a third-place finish on the night and in the league overall, nine points ahead of Wisbech.

Race winners: Chloe Baldry, Pasquale Fiore, Thomas Liddy, Harley Maddison, Joseph McGarel, Millie Prudden (two), Joe Reed.

Personal Bests: Chloe Baldry, Myles Beagles, Kieva Clegg, Malachi Clegg, Pasquale Fiore, Xristina Keeler, Thomas Liddy, Harley Maddison (two); Chloe Mallett, Joseph McGarel, Katarzyna Midgley (two), Jessica Pettit, Alfie Prudden (two), Millie Prudden (four), Joe Reed (two).