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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