New national time for Horsham swimmer

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CAMERON Lambourne led the way for the Atlantis Swimming Club by setting a new National Qualifying Time at the Haslemere Open Meet.

The Horsham club defied the plummeting temperatures to post some sizzling times in the pool at the Hillingdon and Haslemere Open Meets, with weveral strong displays in addition to Lambourne’s time.

Cameron was top of the bill at Hillingdon where he used the 200m freestyle to do a 100m time trial, successfully secure a National Qualifying Long Course time of 54.61secs, to add to his 50 free NQT.

This was Atlantis‘ first visit to the Hillingdon Level 1 meet, taking place in a magnificent new 50m swimming complex - the UK’s newest 50m pool. With the snow falling heavily throughout the day outside, five of Atlantis‘ senior swimmers helped themselves to seven medals against some quality competition.

Sam Carter, who was very unfortunate to false start in the 100m free, recovered to win the 50m butterfly in a personal best of 29.56; he also picked up a bronze in the 200m free. Cameron secured a bronze in the 100m to add to his NQT.

For the girls, Issy Dunlop won gold in the 50m breast, silver in the 200m breast and bronze in the 100m breast. Bex Lobley won silver in the 50m breast.

The following day it was the turn of a squad of 11 largely younger swimmers who took centre stage at the Haslemere SC Christmas Elite Meet. Matt Fulcher enjoyed a particularly successful day, winning four events - 50 fly, 50 back, 100 free and 100 fly, and picking up a couple of County Qualifying Times (CQT) and personal bests for good measure.

Aimee Davies continued her good form with three golds in 100m breast, 50 free and 50 back, two silvers in 50m breast and 100 free and a bronze in 100 back. She notched 4 CQTs in the process.

Emma Dedman swam well to win the 100m back and secure a CQT. Among the younger boys Joe Nehme took silver in the 200m breast and James Hartley bronze in the 200m free.