In an extremely competitive meet with teams coming from as far as Dartmoor, Ealing and Camden Swiss Cottage our swimmers represented themselves tremendously and did our Club proud. Taking top 10 finishes is always hard at a Lvl 2 meet but with the competition as stiff as this, including National Record Holders, it's even more of an achievement.
Matt Mitchell started off proceedings with a 2 second PB in the 100m Brst, finishing with a solid top 10 in 8th. -- 1:23.45.
Harley was nursing an ankle injury which has plagued his training of late, he started with 100m Free and was only fractionally off his PB, not looking quite at his best understandably -- 1:16.90.
Alex kicked off his day with a rapid 100m Free, improving on his PB from Club Champs, going 1:02.66.
Nia and Jacy went head to head in L7 + L8 in the 50m Brst, Jacy just about got the better of the race, dipping under 41 with a PB, going 40.86. Nia was close behind, just outside her Pb in 41.41 and achieving a top 10 finish, taking 8th in her age group.
Harley was back for 50m Bk, just off PB by 0.5, misjudging his finish cost him - 38.04, but taking a Top 10 finish.
Alex continued to show his explosive speed was firing as he shaved more time off of his 50m Bk PB, going 34.05.
Nia took on the 200m Brst, some technical flaws cost her a PB but December will give us the opportunity to correct those. 3:27.54.
Jacy wasn't feeling her best but paced the 200m Brst very well, showing incredible consistency through her 50m splits, going 3:15.62 in a new PB and taking 10th place.
Millie was representing Wareham for the first time at an Open Meet, smashing her PB in the 100m IM by 2 seconds, going 1:30.43! Great stroke improvements!
Nia had her final race of the day in the 100m IM, just missing her PB by 1 second but showing improvements in Brst technique from the 200m already.
Ruby was on good form, only 0.3 off of her PB, set late last season. Technical improvements to be worked on throughout December but encouraging for the future.
Harley hit the 100m Bk, once again just off his PB, this time just by 0.4. Great early speed but interruption in training clearly setting his fitness back, causing fade in the final 50m -- 1:26.61, taking 9th place!
Harley was up again! 50m Free this time, missing PB with a somewhat untidy stroke, work to do on technique but not lacking any power - 34.20.
James Munday our Vice Captain made an appearance in the 50m Free, perhaps not warming up thoroughly enough, having a slow start but coming through strong in the race, just off PB -- 31.16.
Callum Way redeemed his ticket to the sub 30 club by the finest of margins -- 29.99!
Matt Mitchell had the code to the sub 30 safe as well, showing improved breath control to go 29.80!
Tom was not 100% satisfied with his performance, sensing that there were areas he could have done better but nonetheless he broke his PB once again and showed excellent execution in his breath control, going 29.32!
Alex kicked it into turbo and smashed through the 28 second barrier for the first time, hitting a 27.85 and taking 6th place!
Issy had waited all afternoon for her race but it was worth it as she shattered her PB in the 50m Fly, going 33.41, using her length well for great distance per stroke and taking a well deserved Top 10!
Many more swimmers throwing down the gauntlet tomorrow, Looking forward to more fun and fast swimming!!!