4 East Region Champions for Stowmarket

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Five senior members of Stowmarket Swimming Club competed at various distances of the Regional Open Water Championships held at Whitlingham Adventure Park, Norwich on Sunday.
With the water temperature in the lake being 21.5 degrees the wearing wetsuits was not permitted. Husband and wife duo Kim and Peter Lynch swam together in the 2 kilometre event with both becoming East Region Champions in their 60 plus age group. Kim came home in a time of 35 minutes 37 seconds and Peter in 35.43.
Youngsters Ashia Fenwick and Megan Alvarez raced in the 3k distance. Ashia powered to 1st in the 25-29 years category in a time of 49.55 becoming East Region Champion. Megan came 4th in the 3k 17-19 years age in a time of 56.02.
Andy Wright swam in the 5k event finishing in 1 hour 58.13 and is also East Region Champion in the over 60 years to infinity age group.
Kim and Peter Lynch, Ashia Fenwick, Megan Alvarez and Andy Wright are all Suffolk gold medallists in their relative ages and distances.

Photo from left to right; Andy Wright, Kim Lynch and Peter Lynch

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