There were impressive performances in and out of the pool for City
of Peterborough Swimming Club (COPS) at the weekend.
In the pool, the club
dominated the annual Cambs Cup competition in Cambridge, while in a
reservoir somewhere near Ipswich, Harry Whiteman was storming to
victory in the Great East Swim.
Whiteman (16) took the honours in the ‘5k mens elite
category’ at Alton Water in a time of one hour, two minutes
and 17 seconds.
He finished a minute clear of his nearest rival and seven minutes
ahead of the third-placed swimmer. There were 171 swimmers in the
race and the majority were older.
And he’s certainly no stranger to open water success.
He gained a podium finish
in the 2016 Regional Open Water Championships to qualify for last
year’s English National Championships and is on the Eastern
Region Talent Pathway for potential consideration for the GB open
Next step is the Great
London Swim on July 1 and then two weeks later the 2017 Open Water
Regional Championships where he will again be looking for a podium
finish to secure entry into the British Nationals.Open Water
swimming is growing in popularity and Whiteman joins a group of
COPS swimmers (ages 10-17) who train at Tallington Lakes each
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