Fun and Success in Jersey
In the early hours of Friday the 20th October, 21 Tilehurst swimmers flew to Jersey to compete in the 36th Walkers Tigers Autumn Meet in St Brelade.  The swimmers competed Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday. We saw some fantastic swims from everyone who attended. It was great to see so many of our swimmers achieving their goals: whether this was a new PB, a county or regional time, or simply to record a new time and to set a baseline.  Everybody swam their hardest, put their best into each swim, and supported each other on poolside.
 
Some of the highlights are:
1. 160 swims
2. 66 medals for Tilehurst SC swimmers
3. Isabel Ness winning Top Girl in her year age group
4. Ben Dinsdale, Beth Macmillan and Olivia Neale amongst the 8 best swimmers in the meet, and participating in the skins event
5. Nyah Coleman selected the "Swimmer of the Meet" by our Tilehurst coaches
6. Lara Kemp selected as "Swimmers' swimmer" by her teammates.
7. Numerous county and regional qualifying times
8. New Tilehurst swimming club records. 
 
Special thanks to the club captains Liv and Ben who organised the Sunday evening party and quiz night.  Awards were handed out for best dress, cutest baby photo, best comeback, best supporter, worst morning person, Dark Horse, and best team player. 
 
Thanks to our coaches Simon and Tyler, for giving up their long weekend to support the swimmers. It was great having two dedicated coaches poolside.
 
Thank you to the parents who helped in various roles as meet officials, chaperones, team managers and helpers.
 
And finally, as always, a big thanks to Gill Dinsdale!  Without her dedication to the planning, preparation and her organisation during the trip, this trip simply would not have been possible. 
 
All results are uploaded to the website, and you can see times under the individual swimmers via the OnDeck app.