JFL – we came 2nd after all!

Trish writes: the overall adjudicator for the JFL has been in touch to say that due to infringements by another team (i.e. fielding ineligible swimmers, either because they were too old or too fast), Bottisham have been bumped up to a 2nd Place finish by a very clear 14 points! Fantastic news team – well done to everyone on the night and everyone who swam for the team throughout the season. The other change has been to our cannon relay team who now have a 1st place finish – it’s a shame we couldn’t have celebrated that on the night!! Let’s hope that clubs are more diligent about putting forward eligible swimmers for the next season of the JFL.  BSC was one of a very small number of clubs who had no infringements all season – something to be really proud of.  Congratulations everyone!

JFL C Final – Gala Report

Well done to all swimmers who took part in the ‘C’ Final the Junior Fenland League at Newmarket Leisure Centre on Saturday. We were competing against teams from West Norfolk, Mildenhall, St. Neots and Chatteris, and we did brilliantly, coming 3rd overall, just 4 points off 2nd place.

Our swimmers on the night were: Alex C, Anna B, Anna I-K, Ellen H, Emily, Freddy M, Freya, Grace, Jack B, Josh, Lewis K, Livia, Matteo, Mary B, Milly, Mya, Ollie, Sam and Tom C. Our 19 swimmers managed to achieve a sensational seven first place finishes and 14 PBs. Well done and huge praise to all our swimmers. We came away with:

A tremendous two-out-of-two first places for Ollie and an excellent one each for Anna B, Anna I-K, Emily, Matteo and Tom C.

A terrific two PBs each for Anna B, Grace and Milly.

A wonderful one PB for Ellen H, Emily, Freya, Jack B, Josh, Lewis, Matteo and Tom C.

A big thank you to Tom, Josh, Emily and Milly who were swimming in their last JFL. And a special mention to Sam and Lewis who swam all the events in their age group: well done boys!

Thanks to everybody who helped on the night: Coach Pippa, Lauren, Jamie and Karen Kincaid, who were all poolside with our swimmers, David for judging and Lisa for timekeeping. And thank you to all the parents, grandparents and siblings who came to watch and cheer, and helped create a great atmosphere!

Finally, a very, very big thank you to Trish who has organised, championed and inspired the JFL team for the past two years. All times are now on the database.IMG_8232jfl final 17

Corby Open results

Well done to all 13 swimmers (and parents!) who survived the traffic jam caused by a lorry fire on the A14 and the searing heat poolside at the Corby Long Course Open meet on Saturday.  We had some brilliant results.

Top of the Personal Best tree this week was Phoebe E, in one of her first Open galas, not to mention her first long course meet! Phoebe got 4 excellent PBs, and even finished in a brilliant 6th place in her age group in the 50m backstroke. Well done Phoebe!

Next, with 3 PBs each: George and James B. Both of them were medallists too, see below!

Congratulations to Nick, Yvonne and Luna who all got two PBs each, and to Faith, Mary O and Sasha who each got one. Faith’s PB in the 200m Individual Medley was the only club record this week.

And now to the bling…

Faith got a bronze in her 100m breaststroke; George got a silver in his 50m backstroke; and James B got a gold medal in his first Open swim, the 100m backstroke!

Well done to Sasha, who went home with a silver in the 50m freestyle and a bronze in 50m backstroke.

Despite being a little off the pace in terms of PBs, Anouk continued to pull in the metalware – she got bronze medals in the 200m IM, 100m breaststroke and 50m breaststroke, a silver in her 50m butterfly and a gold in the 100m butterfly.  Well done Anouk!

And finally, great work as usual from Yvonne, who got bronze in 50m free, silver in 50m breast, 100m free and 100m breast, and gold in the 50m backstroke, and so was top medal-winner this weekend. Congratulations Yvonne.

Thanks to Coach Karl for the wisdom, and to Sharon for helping out as team manager.

Fancy a long course gala? You should have received an email earlier about an opportunity early next year at a rather special venue – come and join us!