South Eest medals for CMK swimmers

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A team of 12 City of Milton Keynes Swim Club swimmers competed in Crawley over the two weekends against the best young swimmers in the South East of England.

The club did very well, with Oliver Lines winning the 50m freestyle and five other medals, setting new club records in his butterfly events.

Helen Odams won the 400m freestyle in her age group, plus three other medals and was on top of the podium for the overall BAGCAT points award.

Miles McAullife was 2nd in the 13 years 200m backstroke in a national qualifying time, and also made the 100m final, while Max Murphy made five top eight placings and also qualified for the National Open Water competition by swimming a great time in the 1500m freestyle.

Lucy Farmer swam very well in backstroke events, despite injury, making both finals and setting massive new personal bests. Bethany Barby also made the 200m butterfly final for 14 years.

The boys team of Oliver, Miles, Max and Rhyan Barratt also made the National Championships in the 4x200m freestyle relay by setting a great time.

In the East Region event held at the same time, CMKSC swimmer Miles Drabwell was competing for feeder club Linslade Crusaders and had a great meet, making many finals and qualifying for the National Championships in the 200m backstroke.

This means that CMKSC takes its largest ever team to the Nationals this year with 15 individual swimmers and a total of nine relay teams.