David Murphy and Fabian Whitbread from the City of Oxford SC competed as part of the South East Regional Team at the 49th Geneva International Challenge from the 22nd – 24th January. The squad, coached by City’s head coach Amanda Booth, were in sensational form, winning 26 medals in total. Murphy led the way with gold on the opening day in the Men’s Junior 200m breaststroke in 2.19.97. Murphy also finished 4th in the Men’s Open 50m breaststroke. Although no junior medals were awarded for 50m events, Murphy’s time of 28.95 saw him collect 750 Swiss francs and a Swiss watch worth 400 Swiss Francs for the best individual performance by a male junior swimmer. Fabian Whitbread just missed out on a medal in the final of the Men’s 400m Individual Medley, finishing 4th in 4.37.61. Whitbread also finished 8th in the Men’s 200m butterfly final in 2.13.59. However, Whitbread was delighted to be able to complete against his boyhood hero, Laszlo Cseh, the Hungarian Olympic silver medallist in both events from the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Cseh is also a former world champion and world record holder in both events.