All five swimmers competing in the 1500m Freestyle which started the 2024 Beds County Championships came home with medals.
Competing over the distance in a long course pool for the first time Nicole Cashin won gold in the Girls’ 14 years’ age group in a time of 20:11.29. In the same age group George Saunders put in a final 100m sprint to finish in third place with a long course debut time of 19:03.10, an agonising 0.08 seconds away from the silver medal position.
Just two seconds separated the first three in the Boys’ 15 years’ event with Olly (Oliver) Fenwick taking the silver in a time of 18:25.10. That time was a personal best long course time by over 37 seconds which also saw him ranked as the second fastest Junior Boy.
Talia Staines and Matt Wright both retained their Senior and 17 years & over titles from 2023 with times of 17:48.72 and 16:53.56 respectively.