County Championship 2020 Report

Firstly, well done to all 12 swimmers below for making it to counties, it was a tough job to do with our limited pool time over summer and the new qualifying times coming out in November.

 

Here’s how everyone got on:

Darcy – )nly started with the club in September and qualified in two races already. She improved on both of these times and even qualified for the finals in 50m Fly, although due to poor layout of events she did not swim. Hope it was a great experience.

Josh – Our only long distance swimmer this year, qualifying in both 1500m and 800m. He came away with a Silver for the 1500 and swam a personal best also getting a club record in the 800m. Great work and thank you for representing the club in these events.

Katie – With just the one race the pressure was on to do well. She had a great swim with just under a second PB, also setting a new club record. Most importantly for her, she beat her older sisters time. Don’t rub it in too much.

Lilla – Rocked up with 6 races and smashed them all with new PB’s. Even making it into the final of 100m Breaststroke and now has the 200m Breaststroke club record. She proves size doesn’t matter.

Lucia – Another swimmer with 6 races…..another swimmer with 6 new PB’s. Some great times, taking off close to 4 seconds in 100m IM, 100m Back and 100 Free. Shows the stamina is coming along as well as her speed.

Matteo – Out of 6 races he got 4 PBs, getting into the finals for 100m Back, 50m Fly and 50m Back where he improved his times yet again. He also qualified for 50m breaststroke final but due to event layout did not swim. He got 3rd in the Fly taking a Bronze medal and was extremely close to 3rd in Backstroke. Great work for making the most finals from the club.

Mya –  Showing that she is a natural Breaststroker, qualifying in 50, 100 and 200m. Mya smashed her 200m time by 14 seconds and was extremely close to her 50 and 100. Well done with the full set.

Patrick – Getting to his first county meet, chipped away at his 50m free time with a new PB. Aiming to get into 27seconds by the end of the year.

Rebekah –  3 events of 50m in Back, Breast and Free and 3 new PB’s, which included a brilliant start using the backstroke ledge for the first time. Great sprinting.

Sam – Swam really well in his 50m Breast with a PB. Freestyle was just short of his time but will be under 31 very soon. Keep up the good work.

Oliver – Getting all PBs in his 3 races. Im sure he would of had more events to swim but unfortunately other meets clashed with his other sports (which he is also doing incredibly well).

Phoebe – Having the most qualifying times from the whole club with 8 swims was a very busy girl. She came away with 5 PBS in 100 and 200 IM, 100 Free, 50 Fly and 100 Back. She also improved her current Club Record in 100 Back. Phoebe your dedication is brilliant and sets a great example for everyone, keep it up.

 

Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to help run the counties, Im sure you know how important you are to keep these running. your time is really appreciated.

Now the new times are starting to sink in and with no pool problems this year (fingers crossed) let’s aim to get more of you all qualified for next year.

Jeanne Barker Report

Bottisham had a great weekend at Jeanne Barker coming away with 72 PBs.

There was also 6 Bronze medals and 1 club record.

 

Phoebe continued her brilliant form in backstroke, getting a Bronze medal and a club record.

Lilla won Bronze medals in 100m Breaststroke and 100m Backstroke

Alex and Matteo both achieved Bronze in 50m Backstroke

Grace earnt her Bronze in 50m Free

 

On to the PBs

Starting off with 6 PBs – Matthew, Phoebe and Patryk

5 – Mya and Matteo

4 -Megan T, Tom and Justin

3 – Lilla, Grace, Olly, Livia, Sam, Rebekah, Evie, Anoushka, Freddy M, Anna I, Freddie B, Eleanor and Rachel

 

Well done everyone, It’s great to see Backstroke coming along so well recently, let’s target Butterfly for the next meet 😉