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Canterbury and Dover Icebreaker Meet 2006

The City of Canterbury Swimming Club and Dover Lifeguards annual licensed gala attracted a huge entry from clubs all across the south east. The clubs received over 1000 entries for the weekend long gala which runs from Friday evening till Sunday evening. The gala allows the home clubs swimmers a chance to shine in a high level field and also to gain National Qualifying entry times

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The star of the show was undoubtedly Holly Ralfe. In the 12u category she won an incredible seven events, and also picked up one second place and one third place. She gained national entry times for eight events the 100m 200m 400m & 800m Freestyle, 100m & 200m Backstroke, 100m Butterfly and the 200m individual Medley Not far behind was Helen Robinson. Swimming in the 14u category the 13 yr old came in first in 5 events and produced a qualifying time in the 400m freestyle.


Another 13yr old swimming in the 13-14 age group was Holly Cambell she bagged 6 medals in all, including 2 first places and in the process produced three national entry times for the 100m & 200m Backstroke, and the 200m individual Medley. Karl Botha produced for national entry times in the 50m & 100m Freestyle, and 100m & 200m Butterfly and picked up six medals (one first, five second places). Josh Maley (17) won 4 out his five events in the 15 and over category. Ben Watson (12) swam well to get three first places, two second and 1 third place.

Other winners over the course of the weekend were Caroline Robinson who won 11-12yr 200m breaststroke in a national entry time. Luke Smith (14) who won the 400m individual Medley again in a National Qualifying time. Jacob Gainey(12) won both the 1500m and 400m freestyle, Elizabeth Grealish won both the 100and 200m butterfly for 9-10 yr olds, in the same age group Bethany Seaman won the 200m IM, Louise Smith (14) won the 100 and 200m Breaststroke, Ben Walsh (12) won the 200m Breaststroke and Lauren Wraight (14) won the 100m backstroke. In all Canterbury swimmers won a total of 136 medals for achieving top six placings over the weekend an impressive haul for a tough 3 days of competition and reward for months of hard training.