County Champs 2018 – sprints and relays

Well done to the Bottisham swimmers who competed last Saturday at the last two sessions of the County Championships.

The individual events were the 50m freestyle and 100m Individual Medley. We had a great team consisting of Tashie, Mary B, Phoebe E, Luna, Ellen H, Justine, Holly, Ellen C, Yvonne, Anouk, Faith, Nick, Jack H, George, and Kieran. In the 50m free there were PBs for Mary B, Luna, Tashie, Ellen H, Justine, Kieran, George, Nick, Faith and Anouk; Anouk reached the final of the girls’ age 12 event and swam brilliantly to get 4th place, her (joint) highest finish in the championships and a new club record! Nick went sub-30 seconds for the first time in his race and finished 10th in his age group; Faith also got a club record and finished 13th overall.  In the 100m IM, Luna, Justine, George, Nick, Faith and Anouk all got PBs: Faith was the highest placed finisher in 5th, lowering her all-time girls’ record again, with Nick 6th – a matter of tenths away from Thomas M’s age group record! – and Anouk 7th. Congratulations all swimmers.

We were thrilled to be able to put a team forward for every single event in the County Relays, and everyone swam really well and did the club proud.  We didn’t win; but I bet we had the most fun of all the clubs there. Well done to all swimmers.  Thanks to everyone for turning out and braving the chaos of Parkside to support the club: thanks also to Fay and Sam for team managing, to Vinny, Trish, Emma and Patrick for judging, and to the fabulous Coach Karl. Let’s do it all again next year!

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