West Suffolk defy absences to storm to 38 victories in 40 events

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West Suffolk Swimming Club (WSSC) overcame the absences of several swimmers through illness and another competition to secure 38 wins and two second-place finishes from 40 events at a competition in Halstead.

Beth Wiseman, competing in the girls’ 14/15 years 100m backcrawl, set a new personal best (pb) time to secure first place.

Also excelling were Olivia Nicolai, who was a substitute swimmer but gave a battling performance to place first in the girls’ 12/13 years 100m breaststroke.

Billy Cutts was a last-minute replacement in the open 100m butterfly and finished in second place with a pb.

Gregory Buckle achieved a pb in the boys’ 14/15 years 100m breaststroke, despite carrying a slight injury.

Myles Turner, who rushed to Halstead having just completed a 1,500m frontcrawl race in Corby, finished first in the boys’ 12/13 years 100m breaststroke with a pb time.

William Harpur-Davies, in the boys’ 11-and-under 50m backcrawl, and Taylor Bowen, in the boys’ 12/13 years 100m, swum to new pb times and secured first places.