Top girl Emma Joyce enjoys more open water swimming success

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IT’S been a memorable couple of weeks for City of Milton Keynes open water swim star Emma Joyce who has a magnificent new trophy to show off.

The 17-year-old took part in her first ever Olympic Distance 10k open water swim at Bray Lake near Windsor on Saturday, and finished as the first woman home.

Entering the water as the sun rose at 6.15am, the fearless youngster emerged from the lake two hours and 14 minutes later in fourth place overall, but as the first lady.

Although three men finished ahead of her, she was the first competitor to finish not wearing a protective wetsuit.

The previous Saturday saw Emma and Daniel Joyce compete in the 2,000m Pier-to-Pier race at Southsea. It was Dan’s first try at open water swimming and he enjoyed the race, finishing in the middle of the field, while Emma secured another strong second place finish.

>> A team of swimmers from City of Milton Keynes took part in the Richard Early Trophy Home Relay Gala hosted by Witney & District Swim Club.

A large team comprising of swimmers from CMKSC and some from Linslade Crusaders joined forces to compete in the gala which had 41 events – all of them relays.

The 37 youngsters, ranging in age from 10 to 18, went on to dominate much of the competition, but in the end had to settle for second place behind Hillingdon.