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PUBLISHED: 16:38 30 January 2008 | UPDATED: 14:10 02 July 2010

CRAIG MOATE of Redbridge Swimming Club won two gold, five silver and two bronze medals at the Dutch Open in Deventer, Holland with his disability club Colchester Phoenix. Swimming in the S14 category (learning disability) Craig had nine races over three

CRAIG MOATE of Redbridge Swimming Club won two gold, five silver and two bronze medals at the Dutch Open in Deventer, Holland with his disability club Colchester Phoenix.

Swimming in the S14 category (learning disability) Craig had nine races over three days.

He started off with the 50m freestyle on the Friday evening, coming third and making the final, where he also finished third.

On Saturday came Moate's main event, the 400m freestyle, and he came first, comfortably beating all opposition by 50m.

He then had the 100m butterfly and 200m individual medley, coming second in both and finishing off with the 100m backstroke, where he came third.

On Sunday the youngster continued his success after winning gold in the 100m freestyle and silver in both the 100m breaststroke and 100m individual medley.

He then joined other members of his disability club to come second in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

n ALEX MIDDLETON of Dagenham Swimming Club competed in the Essex County Championships on Sunday and returned with some positive results.

The youngster, who started her swimming at the age of four, came eighth in the 10-year-old 50m breaststroke and sixth in a hard-fought final in the 50m fly.

She also competed in the 50m backstroke and gained a respectable PB in the 50m freestyle.

There were also fine swims from Meg Middleton in the over-16 50m freestyle and the 50m fly.

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