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A Swimming Success for the Nuneaton Eight

A group of only eight cadets have recently managed to pull off an unbelievably outstanding performance at the Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing Swimming Championships.

The eight cadets who were representing 121 ( Nuneaton ) Squadron must have been one of the smallest teams the Squadron had ever fielded and they must have felt as if they had no chance of any success when they were faced by much larger teams from other units.

But the Nuneaton eight, determined to do their best just kept winning medals. Cadet Gemma Porter took the Gold in the junior girls breaststroke and then another Gold in the individual medley. Cadet Joe Peffers gained the Gold in the junior boys breaststroke and then went on to clinch a Silver in the individual medley. Cadet Sarah Painter added to the 121 Squadron meddle tally by winning a Bronze in the junior girls freestyle.

With an impressive total of 3 Gold, 1 Silver and a Bronze meddle together with the efforts of the other five team members, 121 Squadron eventually took Joint 1 st in the junior girls and 2 nd in the overall girls championship.

Civilian Instructor Hayley Etheridge who accompanied the 121 Squadron team said, I was delighted with our performance. We only had eight cadets in our team and to end up coming 1 st in the junior girls and overall 2 nd in the girls championship is just unbelievable. I would also like to thank Flight Sergeant Dowdall for organising the team. Hopefully the achievements of our small team of eight cadets this year will serve to encourage more of our cadets to take part next year. Who knows, perhaps we could achieve even better results with a larger team.

121 (Nuneaton) Squadron Swimming Team (front row from left to right) Cadets Alcock, Peffers, Porter, Painter, Jack (back row) Cadets Parkes, Peace and Lester.

 


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