25th March 2010

Atlantis and Tanbridge House School swimmer, Cameron Lambourne, headed north at the weekend, as part of a 40-strong England squad taking part in the Home Nations Schools Swimming International at the Toll Cross 50m pool in Glasgow.

Cam played a significant part in helping England to a convincing win in the international against Scotland, Ireland and Wales.  Cam was selected to swim in the 11 – 14 year old boys 100m backstroke and freestyle and in 400m medley and freestyle relays.  The England relay team comfortably took gold in both the relays.  In the 100m free Cam battled it out with Kyle Stolk from Ireland in a very exciting and close-fought race that was in doubt right up to the final touch.  In the end Cam had to settle for silver by the smallest of margins, less than one hundredth of a second.  Cam swimming as the second string chipped in with a useful 5th place in the 100m back.

Commenting on the international Cam said:  “It was an awesome experience.  I was very proud to be representing England Schools.  The adrenaline was certainly pumping and it was fantastic to be part of a winning team”.

Cam’s parents Robyn and Andy made the journey up to Glasgow to watch their son compete.  They said: “I don’t know if Cam’s nerves were jangling, but ours certainly were just watching him.  He swam really well and it’s great to see him gain the recognition and rewards all his hard work deserves”.

Cam’s success preceded the publication this week of the final club points at this year’s Sussex County Swimming Championships.  This confirmed that Atlantis comfortably topped the Girls’ Age Group table and was a close second in the overall Age Group table.              

 Further Information: Andrew Dunlop: 07710 352023