Mixed night for Boston swimmers

Boston Swimming Club played host to round two of the National Arena East Midlands League competition.

Amber Nuttman took maximum points when comfortably winning the girls 13/u 100m breaststroke, with further victories coming from Sam Macleod (boys’ 11/u 50m butterfly) and Charlize Arundell (girls’ 11/u 50m breaststroke).

The boys nine-11-year-old freestyle relay team of Lewis Bontoft, Sam Macleod, Lewis McGarry and Joe Reed achieved an impressive second-place finish.

Sam Macleod finished second in the 11/u 50m backstroke in a personal best time.

A third-place finish went to Reuben Reed in the boys’ 15/u 100m butterfly.

On the night, Connor Spinks was the only swimmer to achieve personal best times in both of his individual races, but a string of low-placed finishes hampered Boston’s ambitions of finishing fifth.

Susannah Yielding gained a good third place in the ladies’ open 100m breaststroke and Amber Nuttman stepped up an age group to finish third in the 15/u 100m breaststroke.

Again the final eight relay races proved crucial.

Things started off well as the girls’ nine-11 medley relay team of Libby Dean-Allen, Charlize Arundell, Chloe Baldry and Nesta Baxter finished third.

The same four boys from the freestyle relay competed in the nine-to-11 years medley relay team and went on to achieve second place.

But that was as good as things got as Dereham Otters outswam Boston in the final six relays to take fifth place on the evening.

 This result leaves Boston third from bottom, level on points with the bottom two teams of St Ives and Melton Mowbray.

Personal bests: Charlize Arundell, Chloe Baldry, Lewis Bontoft, Nesta Baxter, James Hurley, Hannah Macleod, Sam Macleod, Amber Nuttman, Jessica Pettitt, Becky Pimlott, Connor Spinks (two), Jordan Ward, Susannah Yielding.