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MCASA County Team at French Golden Tour Sarcelles Results

Venue: Centre Aquatique Christiane et Guy Canzano, Sarcelles, Paris. 9 -11 March 2018
Meet: French Federation Golden Tour Camille Muffat Second Round (50m)
Team Staff:
Team Manager: Sharon Austin     Asst.Team Manager/Coach : Matt Williams
Head Coach : Allan Thornton
Coaches: Rick Hall, Helen Thornton Bram Montgomery, Danni Villaverde
 
The team consisted of 34 swimmers and 7 staff with the swimmers drawn from 13 different clubs across the county and the staff from 6 different clubs.  This team was selected in line with the selection policy and confirmed at a meeting of the selection committee which was held after the County Youth long course meet. The team travelled by Eurostar from St.Pancras to Paris where we were met by a coach for transfer to the hotel.
 
The meet attracted some of the Europe’s best swimmers’ with many Olympic, World & European medallists present including Pernille Blume ( Denmark), Jeremy Stravias, Marie Wattel ( France), Kira Toussaint, Kyle Stolk ( Netherlands ), Marco Koch ( Germany), David Verraszto ( Hungary) . There was also a group from the British ITC at Bath which included  Jaz Carlin, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, Chris Walker-Hebborn & Calum Jarvis .
 
The meet was held in an 8-lane 50m pool with the latest starting blocks & backstroke ledges and full electronic timing . There was also an 6 lane 25m warm-up/loosen down pool . The meet was set up with additional seating stands, electronic advertising boards and television camera filming positions. There were large electronic screens for results and the live television streaming.  
The format of the meet provided the feel of a “mini nationals” for our swimmers especially the younger/newer members of the team. Accreditations were issued for all team members. There was a call-room system in operation with a 2-stage format where the swimmers final preparation was in a small room before they when to the start. The heats were in the morning and the fastest 24 made it through to the A, B, or C finals in the evening session. The finals format also changed with the A finals all swum in one block on the Saturday & Sunday evening to accommodate the live TV coverage. The standard of swimming was very high and it was tough to make a final, especially in the male events. However, I’m pleased to report, that our swimmers dug deep and competed with determination and all except one swimmer managed to make at least one final over the three days.
 
There were numerous best times swum. The breakdown of swims were as follows:
Day 1 – 20 finalists including 4 top 8 and 1 silver ( John Britton 400 IM )
Day 2 - 37 finalists including 7 top 8 and 1 bronze ( Katy Avramova 100 BK )
Day 3 – 23 finalists including 3 top 8
Full results available HERE (for individual results see below)
 
Each day including a team meeting and due to the format/traveling the staff all produced a timeline for the swimmers in their group so that swimmers travelled to the pool on the appropriate bus at the most suitable time for their race. We reviewed each days’ results and targeted specific processes/activities for the next day. Sunday nights’ meeting included an overall review and a team quiz and the results of a group photo competition which was set for each coach to organise with their group of swimmers.
 
Summary
This meet provided our swimmers with a great opportunity to experience competing in a different environment. For many it was the first time racing abroad or without their parents/club team and with new team mates and different coaches.  The meet provided the feel of a “major meet” where teams stay in one hotel and then share buses/transfers to/from the pool, eat together, warm-up/loosen down and even deal with the TV cameras/schedules. Our swimmers had the opportunity to chat to Olympic medallists, both from GB and from across Europe.  There was lots of hat swopping and selfie taking on the last day as new friendships were made.
Our swimmers also realised that they needed to be ready to race fast in the morning if they wanted to make a final . They also realised that things changed and they had to be flexible and ready – the finalists were updated on the meet website and that was the only way of knowing who had made a re-swim and at what time they would swim. 
Middlesex County are one of the few English Counties which regularly takes a team aboard to give swimmers the opportunity to experience a different racing atmosphere. Of this group of 34 swimmers:
19 swimmers have been on one of county development camps in the last 5 years.
20 swimmers have been selected for our inter-county team in the last 5 years.
9 of these swimmers are on the current England Talent Level 1 National camp.
12 of these swimmers have also been selected for the London Region team in the previous 2 years.
2 of these swimmers have raced Internationally at either European/World or Olympic level.
 
This shows a great progression for our county swimmers, and it proves that swimmers who are selected onto our 1 day development camp  at aged 11 or 12 have the potential to develop and progress with the support of Middlesex County ASA
 
Thanks must go to  Sharon Austin for all her hard work as team manager, both before and during the trip . Thanks  to the  coaching staff of Helen Thornton, Rick Hall, Matt Williams, Dani Villaverde and  Bram Montgomery for all their input and hard work during the trip, we all worked together and provided a supportive and encouraging atmosphere for  all the swimmers.
 
Finally, my thanks to the Middlesex Swimming Committee for their support over these past seven years during my time as head coach . Special thanks to Pam Crofts & Andy Woska for their input, advice and support across these years. I’m very proud of this County and I’m sure it will continue to prosper, develop and support swimmers & coaches under the leadership of the new head coach Rick Hall.
 
Allan Thornton – head coach MCASA
14th March 2018
AVRAMOVA Ekaterina (1991) TUR (ESC)
6e
 
 
1230 pts
8e
 
 
1223 pts
5e
 
00:28.94
+0.57
1248 pts
3e
 
00:29.04
 
1242 pts
3e
 
+0.59
1247 pts
3e
 
+0.60
1245 pts
8e
 
00:29.45
 
1118 pts
15e
 
00:29.12
 
1139 pts
BARBER Niamh (2003) GBR (HIL)
48e
 
00:28.96
 
1021 pts
53e
 
 
1014 pts
29e
 
 
1070 pts
3e
 
 
1034 pts
24e
 
 
1001 pts
31e
 
00:33.18
 
1014 pts
7e
 
 
939 pts
25e
 
 
923 pts
BORISOV Alexander (2001) GBR (CSC)
8e
 
 
1048 pts
37e
 
 
1054 pts
2e
 
 
1083 pts
20e
 
 
1072 pts
20e
 
 
1025 pts
1er
 
 
1048 pts
23e
 
 
999 pts
14e
 
 
1018 pts
BOYLE Georgina (1998) GBR (ESC)
8e
 
 
1107 pts
15e
 
 
1146 pts
6e
 
 
1160 pts
10e
 
 
1196 pts
6e
 
00:29.13
 
1138 pts
10e
 
00:28.86
 
1155 pts
8e
 
 
1131 pts
1ère
 
 
---
19e
 
 
1127 pts
BRITTON John (1995) GBR (ESC)
20e
 
 
1121 pts
5e
 
 
1195 pts
12e
 
 
1187 pts
6e
 
 
1198 pts
6e
 
 
1185 pts
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1186 pts
BYRNE Meghan (2000) GBR (BC)
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1107 pts
24e
 
 
1101 pts
2e
 
 
1154 pts
10e
 
 
1117 pts
4e
 
 
1119 pts
4e
 
 
1100 pts
7e
 
 
1090 pts
CHANA Dillon (2003) GBR (HIL)
3e
 
00:28.94
+0.61
1055 pts
19e
 
00:29.03
 
1050 pts
2e
 
+0.53
1062 pts
18e
 
+0.59
1038 pts
4e
 
+0.68
1027 pts
16e
 
+0.60
976 pts
34e
 
 
1073 pts
3e
 
 
1024 pts
22e
 
 
1020 pts
18e
 
 
972 pts
CLARK Miles (2000) GBR (ESC)
---
 
 
---
5e
 
 
1055 pts
25e
 
 
1046 pts
35e
 
00:27.29
 
1067 pts
5e
 
 
1111 pts
21e
 
 
1115 pts
DAVIES Megan (2000) GBR (BC)
58e
 
 
1010 pts
5e
 
 
1107 pts
25e
 
 
1091 pts
3e
 
 
1152 pts
9e
 
 
1118 pts
5e
 
 
1141 pts
DONOVAN Thomas (2001) GBR (ANA)
5e
 
00:30.51
 
1119 pts
23e
 
00:30.70
 
1109 pts
6e
 
 
1092 pts
34e
 
 
1062 pts
42e
 
00:27.71
 
1040 pts
34e
 
 
1073 pts
DUNLEAVY Maia (2001) GBR (CW)
53e
 
00:29.30
 
998 pts
7e
 
 
1061 pts
28e
 
 
1097 pts
35e
 
 
1035 pts
3e
 
00:32.13
+0.61
1070 pts
20e
 
00:32.18
 
1067 pts
30e
 
00:30.53
 
1050 pts
GIORDANI Shakil (2002) GBR (HARG)
38e
 
00:25.45
 
1072 pts
48e
 
 
1064 pts
2e
 
00:28.51
+0.68
1080 pts
20e
 
00:29.07
 
1048 pts
1er
 
+0.67
1062 pts
19e
 
+0.70
1037 pts
27e
 
00:26.65
 
1109 pts
HUNT Eddie (2003) GBR (TED)
43e
 
 
974 pts
35e
 
00:33.53
 
965 pts
48e
 
 
961 pts
33e
 
 
957 pts
2e
 
 
1039 pts
27e
 
 
960 pts
17e
 
 
999 pts
IWANIEC DEWHURST Elena (2003) GBR (ANA)
6e
 
00:27.25
 
1140 pts
17e
 
00:27.22
 
1142 pts
33e
 
 
1082 pts
44e
 
 
993 pts
28e
 
00:32.90
 
1029 pts
29e
 
00:30.49
 
1053 pts
JUDGE Brodie (2001) GBR (ESC)
6e
 
00:27.98
 
1088 pts
24e
 
00:27.85
 
1097 pts
2e
 
+0.65
1140 pts
11e
 
+0.65
1112 pts
7e
 
00:29.27
 
1129 pts
16e
 
00:29.33
 
1125 pts
LEE-KNOWLES Billy (2003) GBR (ESC)
52e
 
00:26.05
 
1032 pts
57e
 
 
1042 pts
8e
 
00:31.04
+0.72
939 pts
26e
 
00:31.37
 
921 pts
51e
 
00:29.30
 
941 pts
47e
 
 
947 pts
LEWITT Caroline (2003) GBR (NW)
33e
 
00:28.14
 
1077 pts
37e
 
 
1061 pts
30e
 
 
1064 pts
4e
 
00:31.00
+0.68
1132 pts
15e
 
00:31.40
 
1110 pts
33e
 
00:30.64
 
1044 pts
38e
 
 
1045 pts
5e
 
 
1105 pts
7e
 
 
1070 pts
LEZNIN Daniel (2001) GBR (CW)
43e
 
 
1007 pts
38e
 
00:27.45
 
1057 pts
30e
 
 
1086 pts
8e
 
 
1052 pts
17e
 
 
1060 pts
LOMBARDO Pietro (2003) GBR (ESC)
29e
 
00:31.73
 
1055 pts
38e
 
 
1050 pts
8e
 
 
1009 pts
27e
 
 
1031 pts
46e
 
 
960 pts
MCCOY Ryan (2003) GBR (HACK)
67e
 
 
993 pts
49e
 
00:28.08
 
1017 pts
39e
 
 
1057 pts
5e
 
 
982 pts
23e
 
 
997 pts
MOLLOY Megan (2002) GBR (ENF)
45e
 
 
1036 pts
3e
 
 
1118 pts
17e
 
 
1125 pts
37e
 
 
1047 pts
6e
 
 
1090 pts
6e
 
 
1080 pts
MOON Christy (2000) GBR (CW)
42e
 
 
1008 pts
21e
 
 
1065 pts
5e
 
 
1155 pts
16e
 
 
1146 pts
3e
 
 
1157 pts
13e
 
 
1122 pts
8e
 
 
1111 pts
O'TOOLE Cara (2003) GBR (HIL)
6e
 
 
1060 pts
16e
 
 
1057 pts
6e
 
00:32.50
+0.63
1050 pts
24e
 
00:32.42
 
1055 pts
7e
 
+0.63
1083 pts
8e
 
+0.62
1076 pts
2e
 
 
1087 pts
11e
 
 
1074 pts
2e
 
 
1053 pts
15e
 
 
1021 pts
9e
 
 
1049 pts
OTULANA Amirah (2003) GBR (HIL)
4e
 
00:27.48
 
1124 pts
26e
 
00:27.86
 
1097 pts
55e
 
 
1011 pts
7e
 
00:40.22
 
841 pts
23e
 
00:39.72
 
864 pts
35e
 
00:30.91
 
1027 pts
PHILP Ross (2002) GBR (STA)
5e
 
+0.61
1004 pts
14e
 
+0.64
987 pts
41e
 
00:27.67
 
1043 pts
36e
 
 
1070 pts
7e
 
 
1036 pts
18e
 
 
1034 pts
4e
 
 
1021 pts
20e
 
 
1036 pts
15e
 
 
1013 pts
PRICE Archie (2003) GBR (BC)
54e
 
00:26.09
 
1029 pts
49e
 
 
1058 pts
33e
 
 
1048 pts
3e
 
 
1060 pts
25e
 
 
1027 pts
ROWSON Alex (2002) GBR (CW)
53e
 
00:26.06
 
1031 pts
40e
 
 
1090 pts
5e
 
 
1097 pts
28e
 
 
1073 pts
33e
 
 
981 pts
36e
 
00:33.56
 
964 pts
SAYERS Brandon (1998) GBR (BROMP)
34e
 
00:25.08
 
1097 pts
5e
 
 
1134 pts
24e
 
 
1129 pts
3e
 
 
1120 pts
22e
 
 
1118 pts
35e
 
00:27.29
 
1067 pts
7e
 
 
1044 pts
27e
 
 
1099 pts
SHAW Freya (2001) GBR (CW)
28e
 
00:30.47
 
1054 pts
31e
 
 
1093 pts
15e
 
 
1010 pts
8e
 
 
962 pts
16e
 
 
1009 pts
SURMINSKI Emily (2002) GBR (CW)
7e
 
00:35.73
 
1060 pts
14e
 
00:35.43
 
1075 pts
5e
 
 
1009 pts
22e
 
 
1003 pts
7e
 
 
974 pts
16e
 
 
963 pts
4e
 
 
961 pts
23e
 
 
946 pts
TAYLOR Ewan (2002) GBR (STA)
60e
 
00:26.41
 
1008 pts
66e
 
 
1003 pts
28e
 
00:31.72
 
903 pts
41e
 
00:35.19
 
886 pts
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THORNTON Lucy (1999) GBR ESC)
33e
 
00:33.32
 
1007 pts
3e
 
00:28.88
 
1154 pts
14e
 
00:29.11
 
1139 pts
7e
 
 
1183 pts
7e
 
 
1192 pts
4e
 
 
1191 pts
3e
 
 
1194 pts
WERNER Alexandra (2000) GBR (CW) 
6e
 
00:35.23
 
1086 pts
16e
 
00:35.96
 
1048 pts
4e
 
 
1151 pts
15e
 
 
1112 pts
4e
 
 
1182 pts
7e
 
 
1140 pts
15e
 
 
947 pts
WILLIAMS Spencer (2000) GBR (BROMP)
1ère
 
00:27.28
 
1138 pts
20e
 
00:27.59
 
1116 pts
6e
 
 
1102 pts
24e
 
 
1105 pts
3e
 
00:29.59
 
1109 pts
20e
 
00:29.68
 
1103 pts
26e
 
 
1109 pts

 

   
  Katy Avramova - bronze 100 back 
Coaches getting ready for
the final session
 
   
  Big screen - showing swimmers in the call room before racing Quiz night – always a highlight!   
   
  John Britton - silver 400 IM
Sharon & Helen working on
Anglo-French relations