Swimmers speed into second

PUBLISHED: 14:20 02 November 2006 | UPDATED: 11:08 06 May 2010

Biggleswade s swimmers were runners-up in the first round of the Speedo League. They battled it out against Lincoln Vulcans, Lowestoft and Oulton Broad, Cleethorpes and District and City of Lincoln Pentaqua in the first round of the East Midlands Division

Biggleswade's swimmers were runners-up in the first round of the Speedo League.

They battled it out against Lincoln Vulcans, Lowestoft and Oulton Broad, Cleethorpes and District and City of Lincoln Pentaqua in the first round of the East Midlands Division One Speedo League.

There were five wins across the age ranges and strokes in the individual events.

They were Kane Farrell (50m breaststroke), Emma Jones (100m freestyle), Adam Ingledew (100m freestyle and 100m butterfly) and Harriet Brettle (100m backstoke).

Those swimmers in their first Speedo League gala representing Biggleswade were Kimberly Stokes, Emily McConnell, Amber Swales, Yasmin Bithrey, Eleanor Mason, Sophie Thrussell, Micha Daher, Helen Baldrance, Haley Davis, Huw Jones, Toby Milligan, Ethan Farrell, Robert Baldrance and Adam Ingledew.

The next round of the Speedo League is at their home Saxon pool this month.

Bedfordshire selected 16 Biggleswade swimmers as part of the county team in the national county championships at Ponds Forge, Sheffield, recently.

The swimmers helped Bedfordshire improve on their points and position compared to last year.

The Mid Beds Swim Squad opened their account for the season by posting some amazing swims at the Robin Hood Open meet and the City of Milton Keynes Distance open meet in October.

The Robin Hood Open in Sheffield provided the squad with their first long course outing of the season and they came away with an amazing 142 long course (50m) personal bests and an outstanding 33 East Region qualifying times for 2007.

At the City of Milton Keynes open, the squad turned in 32 personal bests and a further 24 East Region qualifying times.

The squad has seven swimmers qualified at the age group championships and 14 at the youth championships at this early stage in the season.

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