East Region Para Swimming Newmarket

A small but successful team of Colchester Phoenix swimmers travelled to Newmarket to compete at the regional championships.
There was success all round with all 5 of Phoenix swimmers getting medals in at least one event.
Veteran Darren Swash was the most victorious swimmer with gold in the 50m Breastroke, Fly and Individual Medley. He also picked up a silver in the 100m Breast.
Ellie Challis made a brilliant return to the pool after time out to have an operation taking gold in the 50m Breastroke. She followed this up with 2 massive personal bests in the 150m Medley taking gold and bronze in the 50m Back.
Holly Bocking following on from her winning form the previous weekend at Reading swam beautifully to take Silver in the 50m Breastroke and bronze in the 100m Backstroke.
Nirari Youssefi smiling throughout his swim took gold in the 50m Backstroke. Mark Holmes powered through to silver in the 100m Fly and picked up bronze in the 50m and 100m Breastroke.
Head Coach Julie Jago said, “I am so proud of all of them, the increase in technique training is certainly paying off.”

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