03 June 2017
On the bank holiday weekend of 27th May, Ella Nijkamp, Abbie Hewson, Issy Soulsby, Euan Donald, James Corner, Luke Nijkamp and Louis Armitage went to Norwich for the Regional Age Group Championships. They should have been joined by Tamsin Moren but, sadly she was injured in the lead up and under medical advice, withdrew from the competition.
The pictures and results are attached, however we have learnt that 3 swimmers qualified for the Summer National Championships, all in the top 30 in Britain for their events. This is one more athlete than we have ever had qualify before and 4 more swims.
At British nationals (top 24 in GB) we have Abbie Hurst (3 swims) & Zac Patel (50m fly in his first ever national Champs).
At English Nationals (the next 20 English swimmers) we have James Chennells who made 4 events, 50, 100 & 200 Free and 200 IM) having only made Regionals for the first time in multiple events last year.
This is evidence of how the swimmers progress at the speed appropriate to them within the club and that we can compete at the highest level in the country.