29 November 2018
On 9-11 November 2018, Bournemouth University Swim Team travelled up to Sheffield to compete in the BUCS Short Course swimming event. When they arrived on Friday, it was a quick stop off at the hotel to drop off their bags and head over to the first event of the evening, the Mens' & Womens' 4 x 50 FC relay and mixed 4 x 50 IM relay. The girls' 4 x 50 Free B Team managed to get a PB of 2:09.39, which was a fantastic result from them!
The 4 x 50 medley relay was a new addition to BUCS this year; the Bournemouth Uni Swim Team was able to put together a very strong team consisting of Hannah Osborne, Joe McClean, Kon Kapanadze and Lucy Farmer. They took 3s off their entry time, going 1:57.98 and placing 21st out of 36 teams. A fantastic result for them! A quick dinner and off to bed for those swimming early the next morning, while some of the team (Chris) remained for a relaxed drink in spoons, why not!
Saturday came with some very speedy swims - with the majority either swimming on their entry times or just off. There were even a few that managed to gain a lifetime PB. Jade Burton achieved highly in her 200m back, swimming a 2:33.16. Poole's very own Mghan Corby took off 3 seconds in her 50m back. In the Girls Medley 4x50m (Emma Garland, Harriet Brocklehurst, Jade Burton and Aimee Abrey), they managed a 10 second PB, with a time of 2:15.17. After all the hard racing the team enjoyed a nice meal out to their (Chris’) favourite restaurant, Nandos. Then the team went out to the Sheffield Hallam students Union for a 80s themed fun filled night. Bit of a cold one walking around the North in nothing but tights, even the men got involved. Our very own president definitely won the best costume award!
The final day arrived, and many were tired from the weekend of hard racing. They managed to push through with Meghan Corby again smashing her 100mBK and swimming another PB of 1:29.23. Ben Strover put in a valiant effort in the 100FC - well done Ben! With the girls finishing strong on the 100 BK it was time for the team to head back to Bournemouth. What a quiet journey that was.
A huge thank you to everyone that made BUCS Short Course happen. Many thanks to SUBU for providing the team with transport and funding our entries - they couldn’t have made this trip without their support. Big thanks to Poole Swimming Club for providing quality coaching and training facilities and finally, a huge thank you to the drivers who got the team safe and sound to and from Sheffield. The team is look forward to returning to Sheffield for their 2nd BUCS Long Course in February 2019.