Midlands Winter SC Championships

The Nottinghamshire Nova Centurion swimming squad were strongly represented at the Winter Short Course Midland Championships held at Harvey Hadden on 3rd and 4th November 2018. The tough qualifying times were set for Junior swimmers aged 15yrs or younger or for Open swimmers aged 16yrs or above. 

The Nova swimmers came away with 2 Gold medals in the Open Girls 4 x 100m relays. The winning Freestyle relay team comprising of Freya Colbert, Courtney Price, Polly Holden and Mollie Wright won Open Gold in a time of 3.50.49 and the winning Medley relay team comprising of Courtney Price, Cira Fletcher, Freya Colbert and Polly Holden won Open Gold in a time of 4.15.73.

In total the Nova swimmers came home with a total of 10 x Gold, 17 x Silver and 16 x Bronze individual medals in the Open, Junior and Para Swimmer Multi-Classification events.
Those swimmers winning 1 or more Gold medals from Nova are detailed below:

Freya Colbert 14yrs won an astonishing 10 medals over the weekend in both the Junior and Open categories. Her 2 Junior Gold medals came in the 400m Individual Medley event winning in a time of 4.49.01 and the 800m Freestyle event that she competed in a time of 8.48.43. Freya also won 7 Silver medals and 1 Bronze medal at these Championships.  

Polly Holden 19yrs also came away with 2 Open Gold medals for her performances in the 400m Freestyle winning in a time of 4.08.97 and the 800m Freestyle winning in a time of 8.30.10. Polly also won 1 Silver and 1 Bronze medal at these Championships.

Joshua Skinner 15yrs won both Junior and Open Gold medals in the 200m Backstroke event in a time of 2.05.71. Joshua also won a Junior Bronze medal in the 100m Backstroke event.

Merewyn Jones 14yrs did extremely well to win the Junior Gold medal against older swimmers in the 200m Breaststroke event winning with a time of 2.48.17.

Joseph Sadler 15yrs won Junior Gold for his performance in the 400m Freestyle event finishing in a time of 4.02.42. Joseph also won 2 Junior Bronze medals in the 100 and 200m Freestyle events.
Oludaisi Adefisan 18yrs (1,1,2) won the Gold medal in the Para Swimmer Multi-Classification 100m Butterfly event with a time of 1.14.68. He also won a Para Silver and 2 Para Bronze medals for hois performances in the 100m Backstroke, 50 and 100m Freestyle events.

Joshua Grob 22yrs won the Gold medal in the Para Swimmer Multi-Classification 100m Freestyle event in a time of 1.04.10 and won a Para Silver medal for his 50m Freestyle efforts.

Other swimmers winning medals at these Championships are detailed below:

Cira Fletcher 20yrs who won 2 x Silver and 1 x Bronze Open medals.

Isla Howe 16yrs who won 2 x Para Silver medals. 

Ellie Spokes 15yrs who won 1 x Para Silver and 2 x Para Bronze medals.

Livia Kingsland 13yrs who won 1 x Junior Silver and 1 x Junior Bronze medals.

Joseph Kingsland 15yrs won a Junior Silver medal.

Andrew Hall 15yrs, Kate Morris 13yrs, Heidi Marriott 13yrs and Emma Erskine 14yrs all won a Junior Bronze medal each.

Joshua Harris 17yrs won an Open Bronze medal. 

Nathan Hilton Director of Coaching at Nova Centurion was delighted with the weekends performances from all the squad and stated, "This was another solid weekend for the guys, delivering some excellent process driven results while under heavy fatigue from the training. Overall some really encouraging early season performances"