15 March 2018
Wycombe Swim Meet
10 swimmers from the Junior Performance Squad attended the Wycombe Premier Open Meet on the weekend 3rd/4th March.
Edward Whittles produced 3 new club records in the 400m IM, 200 Freestyle and 200m Butterfly. The 200m Butterfly event saw Edward race against a strong 14 year old. He maintained a very consistent pace throughout, with strong technique which helped him to leave the other swimmer behind and win the heat. Mehmet Zeren had a very strong 200 backstroke hitting a solid personal best and working towards executing his underwater phases. In addition Thomasina Grove performed brilliantly in many events and shined in her 50/100 Fly where she established new club records. A break through with Agnes Van Lanschot was very positive to see. Agnes delivered her race plans in her Breaststroke events and is slowly building on piecing together the perfect race - the hard work is paying off.
British Champs and Paris Middlesex Meet
Champs was a bit of a struggle due to the weather, as it was for many clubs, as we had 3-4 swimmers not able to make it. Despite a disappointing DQ in the 400 IM, Christy Moon still managed a seasons best in the 200 brst and a small pb in the 200 fly.
Champs was used as a prep meet for the Middlesex team Paris meet - since the same swimmers were racing both weekends. Christy Moon started the meet well, hitting the same time in the 400 IM that he had done the week before in. Christy carried momemtum into the rest of the weekend dropping 2 seconds from his best time in the 200 Fly and 1.5 seconds from his best in the 100 Fly.
Alex Werner missed Champs because of the snow, but ended up having a fantastic meet in Paris. Alex hit lifetime bests in all three of her breaststroke races narrowly missing a medal in her 200, while dropping 3.1 seconds from her PB by focusing on maintaining her rhythm and stroke length in the last 50.
Alex Rowson finally attached the 3rd 50 of his 200 Freestyle the right way, keeping his 2nd 3rd and 4th 50's at 30 to get under 2:00 for the first time with a big PB of 1:59.4.
Well done to all swimmers involved over the last few weeks – it’s always tough racing mid season in training and it seems like all processes are coming together nicely. Great job