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Wycombe Premier Meet 2018

  The 2018 Wycombe District Swimming Club Premier Open Meet took place between 9th and 11th March 2018 at the 8 lane 50m pool at Wycombe leisure centre.

The 2018 Wycombe District Swimming Club Premier Open Meet took place between 9th and 11th March 2018 at the 8 lane 50m pool at Wycombe leisure centre. 28 Nova swimmers participated in this Level 1 licensed Open Meet which gave swimmers from across the country an early opportunity to register ranking times in the qualifying window for the British and Home Nation Summer Championships. 14 of these 28 swimmers came away with at least 1 medal and most swimmers came away with either a Season or Personal Best time from the events they entered. The total medal haul for Nova swimmers from this high standard of competition was impressive with 13 Golds, 12 Silvers and 11 Bronze medals being won.

The following swimmers secured the ultimate prize in their age group categories by winning 1 or more Gold medals.

Emma Erskine 14yrs came away with the most impressive medal haul with 3 Golds in 200m Individual Medley, 200m Backstroke and 400m Individual Medley. She also won a Silver medal in the 200m Butterfly and a Bronze medal in the 100m Butterfly. 

Cira Fletcher 20yrs also won 3 Gold medals in the 3 Breaststroke events over 50m, 100m and 200m. 

Livia Kingsland 13yrs won 2 Gold medals in the 200m Individual Medley and the 400m Individual Medley. She also won 3 Silver medals in the 400m Freestyle, 200m Butterfly and the 200m Freestyle. Livia also won a Bronze medal in the 200m Backstroke. 

Joseph Kingsland 15yrs won 2 Gold medals in the 400m Individual Medley and the 400m Freestyle events. He also won a Silver in the 200m Individual Medley and a Bronze medal in the 200m Freestyle.

Chloe Quinn 15yrs won 2 Gold medals for her efforts in the 400m Freestyle and 200m Butterfly events.

Cole Hewitt 16yrs won a Gold medal in the 100m Butterfly event and also won a Silver medal in the 200m Butterfly event.

Other medal winners claiming Silver and or Bronze medals were Dominic Bools 15yrs, Imogen Spouge 15yrs, Charly Neilson 19yrs, Sam Williams 18yrs, Joshua Skinner 15yrs, Summer Simpson 14yrs, Merewyn Jones 14yrs and Rhys Taylor 18yrs. 

The other Nova swimmers competing at this event were Olivia Humphrey 15yrs, Ellie Blakey 14yrs, Ella Beard 15yrs, Honey Baxondale 13yrs, Michael McLennan 20yrs, Kris Moodley 16yrs, Matthew Woodhall 14yrs, Andrew Hall 15yrs, Jimi Knowles 15yrs, Finley Bunhejee 13yrs, Liam Dawson 13yrs, Rebecca Flisher 16yrs, Josh Tapsell 18yrs and Joseph Sadler 15yrs.

The Nova Director of Coaching, Nathan Hilton stated, " This meet is held at a fantastic facility and offered a perfect opportunity for swimmers to register impressive swims early in the National Qualification window, the swimmers did not disappoint with the team narrowly missing out on Top Club to Guildford City, which was even more impressive considering many of our top swimmers did not compete as they had raced the week previous at British Championships in Edinburgh.

Swimmers were heavily focused on process during the meet and this lead to some outstanding outcomes, in the 4 years that I have been here this looks like possibly the strongest team we have managed to produce to date and should people keep working hard we will achieve some unrivalled success in the coming months and years, congratulations to everyone involved and thank you to all the parents for their continued support"