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Swimming: Camden Swiss Cottage in top-three finish at national final

PUBLISHED: 08:30 01 December 2018

Camden Swiss Cottage Swimming Club youngsters at the Arena League national final

Camden Swiss Cottage Swimming Club youngsters at the Arena League national final

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Camden Swiss Cottage SC finished third at the Arena Junior Inter-League national final in Corby.

Camden Swiss Cottage captains Nik Markov and Charlotte Shaw receive the third place trophy at the Arena League finalCamden Swiss Cottage captains Nik Markov and Charlotte Shaw receive the third place trophy at the Arena League final

The squad, including youngsters aged nine to 12, was making the club’s second appearace at the event, after finishing fourth last year and qualifying in sixth place.

And there were stand-out performances from Nick Finch, who won the 50m butterfly and took third in the 50m backstroke to finish as joint top 12-year-old boy, having won the 11-year-old honours last year.

Ines Guimond-Beetham and Lucas Bohm won their 50m butterfly and 50m breaststroke events, before captains Charlotte Shaw and Nik Markov received the trophy.

Delighted assistant head coach Gerry Gillespie said: “To make the national final of this competition is a huge achievement in itself. Myself and the coaching team are beyond proud of our third-place finish.

“We were all hugely impressed by the positive attitude, professionalism and team spirit demonstrated by all our Camden yougnsters. They are a credit to the club and borough.”

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