By saintfelixswim, Jul 27 2018 01:27PM
On Sunday 22nd July, 5 swimmers from St Felix headed to Whitlingham for the 2018 County and Regional Open Water Championships.
First up was Rose Branton (16) in the Novice 1km Freestyle event. Rose swam a good race finishing in 15:31.44, this placed her 2nd in Suffolk and 3rd in the East Region.
All 4 of the remaining St Felix swimmers were racing the 2km Freestyle event. William Downes swam well finishing in 36:15.20 placing 4th in Suffolk and 23rd in the East Region. Being the 2nd fastest 12yr old meant he qualifed for the Swim England Open Water Championships this Summer in Rotherham, unfortunately is on holiday so unable to compete. Samuel Stephens in his first Open Water competition finished in 28:23.09 placing 1st in Suffolk and 2nd in the East Region. A fantastic effort.
Last to race was Imogen Block and Maddy Latimer-Hicks in the Womens event. Starting strong Imogen finished in 29:11.98 with Maddy not too far behind in 29:35.43 both great swims. Imogen finished 1st in Suffolk and 6th in the East Region, Maddy finished 2nd in Suffolk and 10th in the East Region.
It was a successful day out for all - well done.