August was a busy
and hugely successful period for Caradon Swimming Club. The South
East Cornwall club has seen swimmers compete at the Welsh Open
Meet, English Summer Nationals, Swim England Open Water
Championship and the World Masters Championship in Gwangju, South
We should see coverage
of this in this weeks Cornish Times on Friday and for next week in
the Plymouth Herald.
Ollie Naylor, Olivia Shute and
Katie Daniels all competed at the Welsh Open Meet.
Katie Daniels in the 12 years age
group had a great meet. Having qualified in December for the
Welsh Short Course meet, coming to Swansea for a long course event
required her to increase her training to help her prepare for what
was only her 3rd long course (50m pool) meet. Two fantastic
performances in her 50 Free and 100 Back plus a solid swim in the
50 Free - PB in a time of 32.01
100 Fly - Long Course PB in a
time of 1:29.20 finishing 30th
100 Back - PB in a time of
1:21.30 finishing 20th
Olivia Shute in the 13 years age
group was a tough meet for Olivia who suffered a broken wrist
less than 8 weeks before the meet. Olivia had less than a week of
full training before the competition and performed amazingly to
come close to her PBs.
50 Fly - in a time of 35.65
200 Back - in a time of 2:54.46
50 Back - in a time of 36.06
50 Breast - in a time of 41.43
Oliver Naylor in the 15 years age
group had a fantastic meet and performed to the best of his
ability. Ollie has had a full season of hard training and
finished the session with his best performances.
50 Free - in a time of 26.74.
This huge personal best qualified Oliver for his first National
final. He repeated this level of performance in the final,
finishing 8th in a time of 26.78
50 Breaststroke - PB swim in a
time of 36.69 finishing 24th
50 Fly - PB swim in a time of
29.85 finishing 17th
50 Back - PB swim in a time of
32.64 finishing 12th
Oliver, Olivia and Katie, now
turn their attention to the Welsh Short Course Nationals in
Jackson Spry in the Open age
group qualified for the second year in a row for the English
Nationals in his strongest event, the 200m Backstroke. This event
sees the 24 fastest English swimmers compete in Sheffield. Jackson
raced early in the morning and put in a solid swim with a time just
off his personal best of 2:14.63. This secured Jackson a place in
his first National final. Jackson managed to find an extra gear for
the final and improved on his time from earlier in the day,
finishing 9th in a time of 2:13.86.
Jackson Spry and Aegean Bramley
qualified for in the Swim England Open Water National in the 17/18
Age Group Unlike pool swimming, Open Water swimming offers a
range of additional challenges: swimming in a large group, weather
conditions, water temperatures, no lane ropes to name a few.
Jackson followed up a successful
English National by competing at the English Open Water
Championships less than 24 hours after his 200m National Backstroke
final. Jackson was joined by teammate, Aegean Bramley, both
competing in the 5km race.
Aegean finished 12th in a time of
1.06:53. Jackson finished 19th in a time of 1.04:52. Both had very
impressive races, demonstrating their ability and quality to
compete against the best swimmers in England.
Jackson season did not stop
there. Almost straight after the Open Water Nationals, Jackson
returned to Sheffield to represent Team GB in the U19 Underwater
Hockey World Championships winning a World Silver medal.
Helen Kula-Przezwanski is one
of Caradon’s Masters swimmers and now one of our
Club Captains and travelled the 5800 miles to the 18th Fina
World Masters Championships being held in Gwangju, South Korea.
Helen produced outstanding swims throughout
the competition starting with the 3k open water race,
finishing in 5th place out of 20. A silver medal followed
in the 200m individual medley and 200m backstroke and in
the 400m Individual Helen beat her time set in June at the
British Masters by nearly 3 seconds with a time of 6.25.59 and
claimed the bronze medal.
Helen went on to swimto her
first Gold medaland championship title in the 200m Freestyle
but ended the competitiontriumphantlywith a second gold medal
in the women’s 60-64 100m backstroke. Helen was totally
dominant in the two length backstroke event, winning by
more than eight seconds. Helen’s swimming time was
1:21.66, with Australia’s Vivienne Anthony taking second in
1:30.14 and claiming her second World
Masters Championship title from the competition.
Here's to the 2019/2020 season for
all of #teamcaradon