08 August 2019
We had 7 national qualifiers this year. 3 swimmers (Jamie, Izzy, Tia) raced at the British Summer Championships in Glasgow, 5 swimmers (Izzy, Josh, Jack, Arabella and Orla) went to Sheffield to participate at the English Summer Meet and Jamie has raced the 5 Km at the British Open Water Championships. All together our swimmers raced very well at the national stage. Unfortunately at some occasions nerves were still effecting the performance but I feel that we made the first few steps to help our swimmer`s mental preparation.
Highlights and the best swims over the 2 weeks: Jamie - massive pb on 1500 Fc and 5th place at the open water champs. Only few seconds off the medal position. Josh - 2 final swims (50 and 100 Fc), 3 pb`s all together but most importantly he pb`d in both finals with a decent amount. Izzy - pb and final on 100 Fc. In the final she swam faster than her original pb Jack - final on 200 bk. In the final he swam quicker than the morning Orla - final on 200 fly Arabella and Orla were just missing out finals on their races. I was extremely proud of our swimmers at this year`s nationals. I felt that the hard work paid out. All our swimmers gained confidence and lots of experience last two weeks.