Belated gala report: CoCSC Jeanne Barker Open

This was another great meet for Bottisham swimmers, as our small but perfectly formed team enjoyed two great days of racing under the careful eye of coach Karl. The PB count was huge:

Anouk – a stupendous 7;
Emily C, Thomas H and Nick – a fabulous 5;
Lauren – a fantastic 4;
Sasha – a thumping 3;
Yvonne and Chris – a tremendous 2; and
A wonderful 1 for Anna N.

There was a bit of bling too: congratulations to Lauren for her bronze in the 100 breaststroke, to Nick for his silver in 200 backstroke, and to Jacob for his silver in the 200 fly. And also to Anouk, who rather swept the board in the age 10 girls’ races: bronze in the 100 free; silvers in the 100 breast and 200 breast; and golds in 50 fly, 100 fly, 200 fly, 50 free, 50 back, 50 breast, and 100 IM. I understand Vinny had to hire a pickup truck to get all the medals home. What a remarkable achievement!

Finally, the club records tumbled again: two for Nick in the age 13 boys’ category: 200 breaststroke and 200 backstroke; two for Thomas H in the 18+ boys’ category: 50 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke; and a huge 5 for Anouk: the 100 breast, 200 breast, 200 fly, 200 back and the brilliant 50 backstroke record that had stood for (about) 8 years. Awesome work, swimmers!

Thanks to Coach Karl for being present and wise all weekend, and to Trish, Patrick and Vinny for being officials.

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