Fenland action for Boston swimmers

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Competitors from Boston Amateur Swimming Club travelled to Cambridge for the final evening of Fenland League action for 2013.

It had been a mixed year for the swimmers in this competition, having taken maximum points in the first three meetings of the year, but had faced tough competition in the last two rounds.

However, their efforts had earned their place in the A final, meaning they faced strong teams from Peterborough A and B, Cambridge and Wisbech.

It was clear it was going to be a tough night as in the first 10 races there was only one second-place finish, with Thomas Liddy gaining four-points for the team in the boys’ 12/under 100m IM.

By this point, Boston were 20 points behind the leaders Peterborough A, who were in a tight battle with Cambridge.

The gap had widened to 40 points by the end of race 20, and Boston were in a battle with Wisbech and Peterborough B with only six points between them.

It wasn’t until Race 23 that Boston scored maximum points, with Lewis Bontoft winning the boys’ 13/under 50m fly.

Coach Ian Wells gave special praise to 10-year-old Lottie Street, who swam in five individual races and the relay due to a shortage of girl swimmers on the night.

While the team finished in fourth place on the night, this did secure the team third place overall in the 15-team competition, with 34 points.

Personal bests: Rosanna Abbott, Matvej Beliajev, Kieva Clegg, Pasquale Fiore, Anton Kiss, Thomas Liddy, Edward Proctor (two), Connor Tonge.

Final standings: 1 Peterborough A 185, 2 Cambridge 168, 3 Wisbech 120, 4 Boston 102, 5 Peterborough B 83.