Hemel Fly Fest

This was a level 3 licensed open meet comprising a single event - the 200 fly!  When it was first held in 2016 no fewer than 135 swimmers participated.

The event is intended to form part of each club's club championships and so although entries will be seeded by time, results will be published by club and each club is responsible for its own reward structure. ​Therefore the Club also allocated this as part of the Club Champs set of events and will be added to the Awards Evening competitions.

In the fly fest with over 30 heats of 200m Butterfly there were pbs for Harrison & Callum Bullock, Euan Donald, Luke Farnan, Tamsin Moren, Sam Newman, Zac Patel, Owen Strakosch, George Thorne and Lydia Wisely.

Lydia smashed her best by nearly a minute and there were first time swims from Jack Eyles, Alex Kalverboer, Evie Light, Ella & Luke Nijkamp. Showing the strength in depth, many of the youngsters also set pbs at either 50m or 100m on route to their final times.

Whilst Evie took the club’s only medal, bronze in the 10 years category with her first race of more than 50m on butterfly, there were also medals for Mark Strakosch (silver) and Tracy Van DeVenter (Gold) in the over 25 categories.

Well done to you all.