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.
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.
swimmers secured the ultimate prize in their age group categories
by winning 1 or more Gold medals.
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.
20yrs also won 3 Gold medals in the 3 Breaststroke events over 50m,
100m and 200m.
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.
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.
15yrs won 2 Gold medals for her efforts in the 400m Freestyle and
200m Butterfly events.
16yrs won a Gold medal in the 100m Butterfly event and also won a
Silver medal in the 200m Butterfly event.
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
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
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