February 14th and 15th was a busy weekend for Newmarket & District Swimming Club. First, at UEA Sportspark in Norwich, the 2015 Suffolk ASA County Swimming Championships kicked off with the Long Distance events. Etholle Marks and Tess Wesley swam impressively in the 800m Freestyle, especially with it being their first long course 800m event, taking Gold & Silver medals respectfully for their age group. Henry Newell and Thomas Allison swam the long course 1,500m Freestyle for the second time. Henry matched his short course Personal Best time of 20.47.42 gaining a Silver Medal and Thomas gained a huge 26 second PB finishing on 20.15.63 in fourth place. These were excellent results at Suffolk county level in the 50m pool.
Meanwhile, a young team of Newmarket’s swimmers won the Valentine’s Day Gala hosted by Mildenhall Swimming Club. Following strong performances by the whole team, final scores were Newmarket 137, Mildenhall 127 and First Strokes Godmanchester 114.