CoCSC Mini Meet 2018 Round 2

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Well done to the 15 12/u swimmers from BSC who took part in the Cambridge Mini-Meet last Saturday – a great event for getting used to galas. We had a great meet. Round of applause to all swimmers. The PB count was high as always:

3 PBs – Anna B, Lilla, Lucia, Rebekah, Cassidy

2 PBs – Livvy, Arwen, Evie, Lewis P

1 PB – Alex C, Phoebe E, Megan T, Anoushka, Emma

And congratulations to our medallists:

Anna B – Gold, 50 breast, Bronze, 200 free (age 11)
Lilla – Silver, 50 back, bronze 50 breast (age 8/u)
Phoebe E – Bronze 50 back and bronze 50 fly (age 10)
Lucia – in her first gala! – Bronze, 100 free and bronze 50 back (age 9)
Rebekah – Silver, 50 breast (age 10)
Lewis P – Bronze, 100 free (age 8/u)

What a great evening – thanks to all parents who came alone, and particularly to Deryck and Paula for being poolside, Coach Karl, and to Nigel, Sam, Simon and Emma for officiating. Results are all on SCM, and you can find them online here. The next one will take place in June – date and races TBA.

Newmarket Open – gala report

Congratulations to all swimmers who took part in the Newmarket Open last weekend in a final attempt to grab or improve those county times.  We had an amazing weekend’s swimming and finished as 5th best club – a fabulous achievement!

You can find the full results for all events here. Bottisham swimmers achieved 59 PBs – remarkable so soon after the massive PB count at club champs; 46 medals (wow!) and 8 new club records, including 5 new all-time fastest Bottisham girls’ swims…

PBs! – well done to the following…

Faith – who topped the PB leader-board this time with a stupendous six PBs;
Matteo, Phoebe E, George, Katie and Holly who each got a fantastic four;
Kieran, Ella G, Tashie and Anna N each got a thrilling three;
Luna, Thomas C, Anouk, Megan H, Yvonne, Patryk and Nick each got a toptastic two; and
Jack H, Emily, Ellen H, Molly, Tara, Milly, Sasha and Ollie achieved a wonderful one PB each.  Great work, all swimmers.


Topping the medals table as usual despite scoring only 2 PBs and being really quite tired was Anouk, who achieved five golds (including all the 50s), two silvers and three bronze and had a really good punt at the ‘Top Girl’ award.  Awesome!  Next was
Faith who got 2 golds, 6 silvers and a bronze;
George with a gold, 4 silvers and a bronze;
Nick with a gold and a silver;
Holly with a gold and two bronzes;
Ella G and Kieran each with a gold and a bronze;
Molly with a gold;
Jack with a silver and three bronze;
Emily and Mary O each with a silver;
Yvonne with three bronze;
Justine with two bronze; and
Thomas M with one bronze.

Club records!

Well done to Faith and Anouk! Faith took a new age 13 club record in 50 free, and new age 13 and all-time girls’ club records in 100 IM, 200 IM, 100 fly, 200 fly and 200 breast; and Anouk’s two PBs got her club records in the age 10 100 breast and 200 back.  Faith beware, she’s about to start on your age 11s :-). Congratulations, girls!

All times are now on the database.

Thank you to all parents who helped out by officiating, being in the hall, or working the computers with Chris.  Your help is hugely appreciated – it makes us a popular club to have around.  So thank you!  And a special thank you to Coach Karl for giving up another weekend, and to Carol for covering training, as well as officiating at Newmarket in the morning.

Karl is going to do all the clever stuff with the county times.  The county pack is still not out but the races will be on Sat/Sun 13/14 January (Whittlesey), Sat 27 January (Parkside) and Sat 24 February (Parkside).  When I have more information, you shall have it! It looks like entries will need to be done super-quickly over the next couple of weeks, so do keep your eyes open for the email.

And for completeness… we now have our rightful JFL 2nd place trophy after an exchange took place at the weekend!  So well done again, JFL team, for that!


Club champs 2017 sessions 1 and 2 – report

We had a remarkable couple of nights of racing at BSC this week.  Here are the stats:

Over the first two sessions of club champs, swimmers achieved 137 personal bests and 27 club records, including 5 all-time fastest swims.  No, I can’t quite believe it either!  How amazing is that?

The full results of each event are attached below, and times are all on SCM. Forgive me for not going through all the PBs and medallists this time – there are too many for me to list, but that does not mean we don’t appreciate and celebrate them.  We do!  (We’re just very tired right now!)

Club records were achieved as follows:

100 free – Lewis P (aged 8); Thomas M (aged 17); Lilla (aged 8); Faith (aged 13)
800 free – Josh (13); Thomas M (17); Anouk (10); Kathryn (17); Lauren (18+)
200 breast – Jack H (13); Thomas M (17); Faith (13) – all-time fastest swim; Molly (16); Yvonne (17); Lauren (18+)
200 back – Nick (13); Thomas M (17) – all-time fastest swim; Anouk (10); Justine (17) – all-time fastest swim
100 fly – Faith (13) – all-time fastest swim; Mary O (16); Justine (17)
200 individual medley – Anouk (10); Faith (13) – all-time fastest swim; Molly (16); Justine (17); Lauren (18+).

Additionally, a brilliant group of swimmers achieved county qualifying times, which are hard to get in these longer events: so well done to Anouk, Faith, Justine, Lauren, Holly, George, Nick, Thomas M and Jack H.

I also want to recognise particularly Nick and Jack H for providing awesome entertainment in the 200m breaststroke with a finish that the ref had to determine by a single hundredth of a second, Faith and Justine for a brilliantly close final heat of the 200 IM, and Molly and Kathryn for taking the 800m freestyle down to the wire.  Remarkable stuff.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all helpers and officials – and particularly to our referees, Mark and Paula.  In a week during which our local colleagues at CoCSC have had to cancel their club champs due to lack of parental help, I feel very very privileged to work with the parents at Bottisham. (Yes, we’ll shortly be asking for help for the next three sessions… after the weekend!)

We go again on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday next week.  Keep up the amazing work!

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