Ten golds for Boston swimmers

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ELEVEN hardy youngsters from Boston Swimming Club set 19 personal bests at the Thetford Dolphins Open Meet.

Those PB times included 10 golds, seven silvers and seven bronze medals.

Nine-year-old Lewis McGarry achieved a clean sweep in his age group by winning the 50m backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, freestyle and 100m individual medley.

Pasquale Fiore, also nine, picked up his first ever medal with silver in the 50m freestyle, but the Boston swimmer of the meet was 11-year-old Edward Proctor. Although not the most natural of swimmers, Edward’s determination this year has shown a big improvement which enabled him to achieve three personal best times and he won his first ever swimming medals for the club when finishing second in the 50m backstroke and butterfly and third in the 50m breaststroke.

In the girls’ events, 10-year-olds Kieva Clegg and Libby Dean-Allen shared the majority of the main medals between them.

Kieva was the most successful with gold in the 50m breaststroke and 100m individual medley, silver in the 50m butterfly and bronze in the 50m freestyle while Libby won gold in the 50m butterfly, silver in the 50m backstroke and freestyle and bronze in the 100m individual medley.

In the 11-year-old age group, Chloe Baldry took bronze in both the 50m backstroke and 100m individual medley.

In the older girls’ age category sisters Becky (13) and Gemma Pimlott (15) both won their respective 100m breaststroke age groups with Becky adding silver in the 100m freestyle and bronze in the 100m backstroke and individual medley.

The swimmer who achieved the most personal best times throughout the meet was Issy Olsen (10).

Competing in her first open meet, Issy set PBs in all four of her events, the 50m backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke and freestyle and was unlucky to miss out on a medal when finishing in fourth place twice.

Personal best times: Rosanna Abbott, Kieva Clegg (two), Libby Dean-Allen (two), Pasquale Fiore, Lewis McGarry, Issy Olsen (four), Becky Pimlott, Edward Proctor (three), Grace Roberts (three). First places: Kieva Clegg (two), Libby Dean-Allen, Lewis McGarry (5), Becky Pimlott, Gemma Pimlott.