Jamieson goes into the record books

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Ben Jamieson saw his name go into the Mildenhall and District Sharks Swimming Club records book at the Thetford Open Meet on Sunday.

Jamieson, one of 15 swimmers representing the club in the all-day event, set a new club record on his way to winning the 100-metre backstroke in a time of one minute 4.82 seconds.

The win in the 100m backstroke was one of three victories for Jamieson after he also took top spot in the 100m freestyle and 100m individual medley.

Although not setting any club records, fellow members Jay Carter and Ffion Lewis-Dimmock also notched several wins, along with achieving new personal best (pb) times.

Lewis-Dimmock finished first in her 100m backstroke and 100m butterfly, along with picking up three pbs, while Carter took first in his 50m butterfly contest, along with clocking three pbs.

Twenty-four hours earlier, a team of 22 swimmers including a number of nine-year-olds travelled to Newmarket for the opening round of the Junior Fenland League.

Putting in one of the most impressive displays was Kane Buckle, who won the nine-year-old 50m backstroke in a time of 53.06 seconds.

The club achieved 19 pbs in 44 swims, one first place, four seconds and six thirds to put the Sharks in 12th place in the league with 94 points after the opening event.

At the end of last month, a team of 25 swimmers travelled to Stowmarket for the second round of the Winter League, achieved 12 pb times.