mined success in the 50m backstroke despite suffering from both injury and illness.
“This was the kind of character shown across the team and the character that saw Cops to another outstanding victory,” said Negus.
“It is a huge achievement to have reached the final again.”
The COPS ‘B’ team performed solidly to finish second in the Division Two Arena League Final.
They came home second to the South Lincs club with COPS swimmers recording 19 personal best times.
COPS have also staged their end- of-years awards ceremony which featured the announcement of the girl and boy swimmers of the year.
Zara Bailey took the girls’ gong with Giovanni Di Siena landing the boys’ prize.
East Midlands District Finals: COPS 219pts, Cambs 222, Nottingham Leander 183, City of Milton Keynes 178, Lincoln 176, Rushden 92.