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A Swimming Success

A team of three Nuneaton based cadets have recently managed to pull off an unbelievably outstanding performance at the Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing Swimming Championships.

Nuneaton’s Swimming Air Cadets Matthew Waudby, Sophie Cartwright and Paige Eaves

The three cadets who were representing 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron must have been one of the smallest teams at the Warwickshire and Birmingham championships 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 three, determined to do their best just kept winning medals. Cadet Matthew Waudby put on a truly outstanding performance taking the Sliver in the breaststroke and then went on to win a bronze medal in the freestyle.
Cadet Sophie Cartwright, who was swimming for the Squadron for the very first time put on a sterling performance in both the breaststroke and the freestyle, coming home with a Gold and Silver medal.

With an impressive total of 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze medal between them, the three team members from 121 Squadron did us proud.

Flt Lt Paul Hincks Officer Commanding 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron said, “I was delighted with our team’s performance. We only had three cadets in total and to end up coming home with four championship medals is just unbelievable.
We are delighted to in the fact that following their success at Wing level, both Matthew Waudby and Sophie Cartwright were selected to represent the Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing at the Regional Swimming Championships at RAF Cranwell".

"Congratulations to both Matthew and Sophie for being selected and a big thank you to Paige Eaves (shown on the right in the photo) who also represented the Squadron at the Wing swimming championships".

"Every single one of our swimmers did their absolute best and that’s what sport in the Air Cadets is all about and we can’t ask more than that".

"Hopefully the achievements of our small team of three 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.”


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