JFL Round Five Thetford – Gala Report

The last round of the JFL before next month’s final was held at Thetford last weekend. It was another tough (and loud) draw swimming against Wisbech, Peterborough A, hosts Thetford Dolphins and Deepings. Despite the odds, Bottisham swimmers took three third places and two second on the night. Three girls jumped in at short notice to plug gaps in the team – thank you Lilla, Lucia and Livia – and in Lewis K’s absence (hope your ankle is feeling stronger soon), Ithan nobly took on the role of losing googles after a dive.

Our newly-deafened Round Five team comprised:

As our under 9s: the very dependable Dominic and Emma, who once again swam all the events in their age group, Emma swimming two PBs.

Our 10Us: Lewis P, who was just outside his PBs; Freddie, who swam two PBs including the PB of the night, a cracking 12 seconds in his 50 Fly; Izzie, who swam PBs in her 50 Back and 50 Breast; and, Lilla who powered down the pool in her 50 Fly to finish in second place.

Our 11Us: Alec, who swam a PB in his 50 Free; Anna, who was within 0.5 second of all her PBs; and, Lucia who swam to a brilliant second place in her 50 Breast.

Our 12Us: Joseph, who swam a 3 second PB in his 50 Breast; Ithan, who swam a 4 second in his 100IM and bagged a 5 second PB for his 50 Fly; Megan, who swam a PB in her 50 Free; and, Evie B who swam three-out-of-three PBs despite being full of cold. Well done Evie, we hope you are feeling better soon.

And finally our 13Us: Andrew, who both swam one PB; Sam, who finished third twice; and for the girls, both swimming up and age group, Olivia, whose three-out-of-three PBs totalled to a whopping 19 seconds (and was very close to swimming the PB of the night); and, Livia, who swam two PBs including one for her 100IM before racing up to the other end of the pool to swim the final leg of the cannon relay and bring BSC’s relay team home.

Well done, everyone!

Thank you to Coach Karl, to Sally and Allison, for marshalling poolside, to Emma for timekeeping, and to Deryck for letting me twist his arm to judge turns. And a big thank you to all the parents for making this the first JFL in a while when the entire team was present in very good time for the warm up!

All times are now on SCM, although these results are still subject to scrutiny by the Adjudicator. The results have been posted on the Fenland League website and can be found here.

We have qualified for the C Final on 19th October, which we hope will be held at Newmarket. Emails have been sent out to those selected to swim. Please can you confirm as soon as possible. Thank you!

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