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A 13-year-old swimmer from Bassingbourn will take on England s finest this summer after qualifying for the 2007 national swimming championships in Sheffield. Alex Raine, a pupil at Bassingbourn Village College, has achieved a qualifying time for the 1500

A 13-year-old swimmer from Bassingbourn will take on England's finest this summer after qualifying for the 2007 national swimming championships in Sheffield.

Alex Raine, a pupil at Bassingbourn Village College, has achieved a qualifying time for the 1500 m freestyle race and hopes to qualify for 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m events.

The youngster - like his sister Hannah, 16 - swims for Biggleswade Swimming Club and the Biggleswade-based Mid Beds Swim Squad.

Raine, one of three Bassingbourn Village College pupils in the Mid Beds' squad, has already qualified for the 2007 eastern regional championships and picked up a clutch of gold medals at the Bedfordshire county championships in March.


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Her brother Alex, 12, and Sam Edney, 10, who was also making his first appearance at the gala, were both ranked overall 28th in their age groups after competing in a series of events throughout March.

It was the second year running that Royston swimmers had qualified to take on the best in the county.

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