The Senior Fenland League team from Bottisham SC swam in the first round at Newmarket last evening, and swam fabulously. We came 3rd on the night, which was a great result. There were some outstanding team performances in the relays, and some remarkable individual swims. Here are the stats:
Race wins: kudos to Jack, Justine, Finn C, Samuel A and Thomas M! We also had a host of second places, including in both the boys’ and girls’ junior medley relays – great racing.
PBs: 23 from 37 individual races. Well done to Finn C, Holly, Luna, Ryan and Anouk who all got two; and one each for Nick, Alex Clarke, Anna B, Ella G, Jack, Josh J, Samuel A, Freddie A, Molly, Megan B, Tom M, Justine and George.
Club Records: a remarkable 5 in one night! Well done to Finn C, who took two 18-and-over records in the 100 breast (with a 5-second PB) and the 100 IM; Faith, who took a good slice off the age 12 50 breast record; Thomas M, who is back on amazing form, smashing his 100 free PB by a second and taking 5 seconds off the age 16 club record; and special well done to Anouk, who took 2 and a half seconds off the age 9 50 fly record. Wow!
Thanks go to all swimmers for turning up and swimming hard, to all parents for taxiing and cheering, and especially to Coach Karl, SFL chief Cathryn, and officials Carol, Trish and Simon. The next round of the SFL is on SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER, and team selection will be made shortly so you all know you’re needed in good time. Please put the date in your diary. We don’t yet know where we’ll be swimming: if we’re in the top half of the league it will be Wisbech, and if we’re in the bottom half it’ll be at Newmarket. Coming third means we don’t know until they release the points results from both league fixtures…Fingers crossed!