Boston ASC swimmers break club records

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More than 70 Boston Amateur Swimming Club’s members competed in the club’s annual Summer Championships at the Geoff Moulder Training Pool.

The day consisted of 50m races for both boys and girls in breaststroke, butterfly, backstroke and freestyle, with the 100m individual medley ending each of the sessions.

Personal bests were achieved by most of the club’s swimmers, and a total of 17 championship records fell over the day.

Twelve-year-old Charlize Arundell was in outstanding form, breaking the championship records in each of her five events, including an excellent swim in the 50m breaststroke event in which she knocked more than three seconds off the previous record.

Determined not to be outdone, little sister Michaela (eight) came away with two championship records, in butterfly and backstroke.

Eight-year-old Joseph Vickers also bagged two championship records – in the eight years 50m Butterfly and 100m IM.

Cavan Chambers took three championship records.

As well as wins in the boys’ nine years 50m backstroke and 100m IM, his 50m freestyle swim (35.15 seconds) broke one of the longest standing records, set back in 1991 by James Williamson.

James Hurley broke two records in the boys’ 13 years category, the 50m Freestyle and 100m IM.

Other records fell to nine-year-old Katarzyna Midgley (100m IM) and 11-year-old Lewis McGarry in the 50m breaststroke.

Hannah Macleod broke the girls’ 16 years 50m backstroke record.

There were also four 25m races in which nearly 20 of the club’s pre-squad swimmers had their first taste of competitive swimming.