This weekend 28 Bottisham Swimmers made it to West Suffolk SC’s Neate Meet in Bury St Edmunds, and we had also had a swimmer at the Cambridge Grand Prix at Parkside. What a remarkable weekend we all had! Here are the results…
Youri – a never-before-seen 9
Faith – an exceptional 8
Connor – a stunning 7
Ellen – a fantastic 5
Ella, Thomas C and Megan B – a fabulous 4 each
Mary, Finn, Molly and Josh (at Cambridge) – a tremendous 3 each
A twice-brilliant two each for Cassie, Sophie, Caitlin, Nina, Jess L and Nick; and
A well-done one each for Isla, Jordan, Emily, Leila and Holly R.
3 silvers – Jordan in 200 Free, Megan B in 200 breast and Faith in 50 breast, and
4 bronzes – Ellen in 400 Free, and Faith in 200 breast, 200 IM and 50 back.
Finn set a new club record for an 11 year old boy in 200 breast, and
Faith set new 3 club records for an 11 year old girl: 200 IM, 200 breast and 200 back.
There were also quite a few county times going down! Looks like we’re going to have a great team at the Counties next year, and there’s still time (a bit more time – see below) to fill in your Newmarket Open form if you’d like to try to join us.
Why not check the ASA Flash Awards to see what milestones you/your kids have achieved this weekend?
Well done to all our swimmers. We are really proud of you all. If any of you – or parents – spot that I’ve missed out an achievement, please post it on the website as a response to this news item, and I’ll correct where I can. I’ve not yet had the official results and I’ve been working from photos of the results sheets so it’s entirely possible that some errors have crept in. Please check the times on the database are what you expect – they’re all there now.
Thanks to all who helped out: to coaches Chris, Dave and Karl; to Alison, Mark and Cathryn for crowd-control; and as always to Carol for organising the entries, co-ordinating the workers and officiating. It really was a fabulous, fun weekend at West Suffolk – I must confess that when three of our brilliant girls were racing against each other in a heat of the 100 IM in their new white hats, and leaving everyone else well behind them, I got a little bit emotional (I’d had a long weekend by that point)! I also know that the coaches learned a lot about everyone who competed this weekend, and will be following up in training to improve your performances next time.
See you at training!