Newmarket off to a flyer in county championships

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Members of Newmarket and District Swimming Club kicked off the 2015 Suffolk Amateur Swimming Association County Championships in fine style.

Etholle Marks and Tess Wesley swam impressively in the 800m freestyle — especially with it being their first long course 800m event — and took gold and silver medals respectively for their age group.

Henry Newell and Thomas Allison swam the 1,500m freestyle for the second time.

Newell matched his short course personal best time of 20 minutes 47.42 seconds, gaining a silver medal.

Allison gained a huge 26-second personal best 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.