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Swimming Success for Coalville Air Cadets

Article posted: Oct 06, 2008 by sl1

Cadets from 1188 (Coalville) Squadron Air Training Corps came second overall in the annual Wing Swimming Competition at the weekend.
On Sunday 5th October Cadets from 1188 (Coalville) Squadron Air Training Corps competed against 28 other squadrons at Beechdale Baths in Nottingham and came second overall with the senior boys winning their class and winning the trophy for the third year in a row.


The Team Back Row Flight Sergeant Christopher Moore, Sergeant Matthew Wright, Cdt Michael Hammond – Sharlot, Cpl Harriet Tongue, Cpl Joseph Hildreth, Sergeant Leo Brearley, Cadet Grace Tongue, Cadet Scott Meade, Sergeant Megan Sharlot, Cadet Jack Beniston Front Row Cadet Rory Holden, Cadet Callum Webster

The cadets have been training hard at the Hermitage Leisure Centre in Whitwick over the last couple of months. During the training twenty cadets were awarded their Basic Swimming Proficiency Certificate and some of these cadets went on to compete in the Wing Swimming Championships this weekend.
The cadets competed in the heats to win the chance to race in the finals and in the finals they did themselves proud.
Coming first in senior boys butterfly, breaststroke, freestyle, individual medley and freestyle medley.
Second in junior girls backstroke, senior boys backstroke and junior boys freestyle relay.


Flight Sergeant Christopher Moore receiving the trophy from Wing Commander Nigel Dickinson RAF VR(T)

The cadets also scored highly in senior girls butterfly, breaststroke, junior girls freestyle and individual medley.
Some of the cadets will be going on to represent the wing in the regional championships at RAF College Cranwell next month.
Flying Officer Rebekah Harrison RAF VR (T) said,’ The whole team were amazing, they all put in maximum effort and it was rewarded. I’m really proud of them all.’

Article by Flying Officer Rebekah Harrison RAF VR (T)