Swimming prizes

ELY swimmers pocketed £210 in prize money at the fifth annual Random Draw Relay Gala last week. One swimming family took home £135, brother and sister Christopher, 16, and Sarah Paines, 19, in teams that finished first, third and fourth. The contest was h

ELY swimmers pocketed £210 in prize money at the fifth annual Random Draw Relay Gala last week.

One swimming family took home £135, brother and sister Christopher, 16, and Sarah Paines, 19, in teams that finished first, third and fourth.

The contest was hosted by Mildenhall Swimming Club and took place at Waterworld in Thetford.

More than 80 swimmers from clubs around the region were placed in teams of four, drawn at random, to contest up to five races each. Each team competed for the best time for a 4x25m freestyle relay.


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Christopher swam the first leg for the fastest team, which shared the top prize of £400. He was also in a third-fastest team, along with fellow Ely swimmer Heloise Evans, 13, who shared in the £100 team prize.

Jessica Yardy, 14, was in the money for the third time in a row. She was drawn in the second fastest team and won £50.

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