Swimmers are Anglian champions

A Team members.
A Team members.

Boston Amateur Swimming Club has gained its first piece of silverware for the 2014-15 season at the final of the Anglian League.

Looking to retain the trophy it won at last year’s competition, the Boston A team were going into the final as league leaders, with Boston B hoping for a good final night showing at the Meres Leisure Centre in Grantham.

Of the eight teams in the league, only six teams competed on the night.

It was a slow start for Boston A as they missed out on maximum points in all of the first 10 races.

St Ives, however, got off to a flying start and was six points ahead at this point.

Nine-year-old Joseph Vickers changed things, with a win in the boys 13/under 200m individual medley.

This seemed to kick-start the team and wins soon followed from Lewis Moses (boys’ open 50m fly), Lewis Bontoft (boys’ 15/under 100m freestyle), Becky Pimlott (girls’ 15/under 100m freestyle) and William Pettitt (boys’ 13/under 100m backstroke).

By the end of race 20, Boston had edged just one point ahead of St Ives.

The final 10 individual races of the night saw every Boston A swimmer come away with first places, which meant the team were now 10 points ahead of their nearest rivals St Ives with only the 6x50m freestyle relay left.

Boston B competed well during the evening but only Harley Maddison had race wins, achieving maximum points in all three of her races.

Final placings: 1 Boston A 207, 2 St Ives 200, 3 Thetford 177, 4 Wisbech 152, 5 West Norfolk 146, 6 Boston B 138.

Race wins: Boston A - Joseph Vickers, Lewis Moses (two), Lewis Bontoft, Becky Pimlott, William Pettitt, Lewis McGarry, Kieva Clegg, Sam Macleod. Boston B - Harley Maddison (three).

Personal bests: Oliver Abrantes, Charlize Arundell, Jason Barnes, Myles Beagles (two), Lewis Bontoft, Aliesha Bower, Lillia Chaffey, Kieva Clegg, Niamh Dunn, Thomas Liddy (two), Harley Maddison (three), Katarzyna Midgley, William Pettitt, Becky Pimlott, Edward Proctor, Millie Prudden (three), Joe Reed.

Pictured are some members of the Boston Amateur Swimming Club A team with their Anglian League trophy.