Tri-Nations Cup medals for Hatfield swimmers in Canada

PUBLISHED: 16:39 03 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:34 26 October 2009

Hatfield swimmer Rachael George

Hatfield swimmer Rachael George

TWO Hatfield swimmers won medals for Britain at the Tri-Nations Cup in Canada. Rachael George and Hatfield club colleague Katie Ambridge helped the British contingent competing in Quebec City top the points table on the final day with another massive meda

Katie Ambridge

TWO Hatfield swimmers won medals for Britain at the Tri-Nations Cup in Canada.

Rachael George and Hatfield club colleague Katie Ambridge helped the British contingent competing in Quebec City top the points table on the final day with another massive medal haul.

The GB squad has been focussing on relays to develop strength in depth within British Swimming with London 2012 in mind.

And Hatfield swimmer George helped the Brits take medals in both the women's relays that were held on the final day.

The GB girls claimed silvers in both the 4x50m freestyle relay and the 4x200m freestyle relay.

Sascha Matthews, Rachael George, Emma Wilkins and Claudia Coleman took to the blocks for the 4x50m freestyle relay looking to continue the country's success from the previous day in the 4x100m free.

They touched in a time of 1 minute 45.58 seconds to take the silver medal.

The 4x200m freestyle quartet of Louisa Farrer-Fisher, Jazmin Carlin, Rachael George and Robyn Matthews looked strong throughout the race as they took their silver medal with a time of 8 mins 11.30 secs.

Ambridge, meanwhile, came third behind Jessica Dickons in the women's 200m butterfly.

Stockton swimmer Dickons won her second gold medal of the competition with a new personal best time of 2 minutes 08.29 seconds.

That was five seconds ahead of her closest rival.

Teenage Hatfield swimmer Ambridge took the bronze medal with a time of 2 mins 16.26 secs.

The GB squad won a total of 44 medals throughout the competition, comprising 20 gold, 14 silver and 10 bronze.

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