Good results at long course championships for Storms

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Sudbury Storms had a small team travel to Luton for the Regional Long Course 
Championships, but managed to achieve some good results.

Redgi Keeble-Bradford, in her first regional event, swam a personal best (pb) in the 50m freestyle.

Tom Williams, although qualifying for four events, chose to concentrate on his main event — the 100m breaststroke — which paid off as he made the final, finishing in eighth place.

Nick Robertson had good swims in the 50m and 100m freestyle, narrowly missing out on pbs in both.

Chris Greenhalgh, in his first ever regional competition, qualified for nine events and had a super swim in the 1,500m freestyle, finishing with a silver medal, a massive pb and a new club record.

He also finished in sixth place in the 200m butterfly and had good swims in his other events — 100m breaststroke, 200m and 400m individual medley, 100m, 200m and 400m freestyle.

The second round of this year’s Summer League competition, which the club hosted at Sudbury, saw teams competing from Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Stowmarket, Hadleigh and Beccles.

Storms were narrowly beaten into fourth place with 146 points by Beccles with 154 points.

The winning team on the night was Stowmarket with 232 points.

Individual wins saw nine-year-old James Rowley, in his first Summer League competition in the 50m backstroke with a pb of 46.95 seconds and Georgie Hodgson also had a pb, in the 100m butterfly in a time of 1.25.95.

Sophie Murray won the 50m backstroke, while Katie Chambers, in the 50m 
butterfly, had a pb of 45.99 seconds.

Other Storms swimmers recording some very impressive pb’s were Charlie Harman in 50m butterfly, 50m backstroke and 100m freestyle; Florence Felton in 50m butterfly and 50m breaststroke; Abby Moye in 50m freestyle; Scott Bird in 100m butterfly; Nathan Alexander in 100m breaststroke; Charlie Boldock in 50m butterfly and Caitlin Evans in 50m backstroke.

The club is now looking forward to the finals on June 28.

Storms has development, club, county, regional and masters squads training at the Kingfisher Leisure Centre on Wednesday through Friday and Sunday.

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