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PUBLISHED: 12:10 10 January 2011

Girls’ captain Emma Stewart, who impressed as Stevenage finished third in their opening Hertfordshire Major League Division One gala at Borehamwood on Saturday. Photo: Supplied

Girls’ captain Emma Stewart, who impressed as Stevenage finished third in their opening Hertfordshire Major League Division One gala at Borehamwood on Saturday. Photo: Supplied

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Stevenage third in opening round of Major League

Stevenage Swimming Club’s top racers missed the big match but started their 2011 campaign in style on Saturday.

Swimmers – and coaches – groaned when they realised that the first Hertfordshire Major League meeting clashed with Stevenage’s third round FA Cup tie against Newcastle.

But the youngsters put aside their disappointment to finish third in the opening Division One round at Borehamwood.

“Quite a few must have been tempted to cry off and watch the football but they didn’t and they got their reward,” said head coach Greg Lasenby.

“Fingers crossed that the Reading game won’t clash with anything.”

He added: “They produced some great swims against stiff opposition. James Cook and Kirsty Hamshere were probably the pick of the bunch. James swam a personal best and won his freestyle race and Kirsty was outstanding in the 100m backstroke.”

Stevenage’s second team also impressed in the opening Division Two round at Stevenage.

Debutant Nathan Stewart – brother of first-team stars Emma and Bradley – caught the eye as the home side finished fourth.


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