31 October 2017
For the third year running Modernian swimmers have won the Top Club competition at the Bedfordshire County Championships held over two weekends in March at Inspire Luton
Medal Table - 1st
Golds 80 Silvers 71 Bronzes 43
With claims for 6 County
Long Course Records from Brandon Nabarro 50 Freestyle. 100
Backstroke and 200 Backstroke, Oliver Maltby 50 Backstroke and 100
Rebecca Burton 200 Breaststroke the club excelled. In fact Burton’s record in the 200 Breaststroke was the oldest county record to be broken; it had stood for 35 years!
Swimmers set 550 new Personal Bests, 141 East Region Qualifying Times and 6 British Swimming Championships Qualifying Times.
Aiyana Lawson has qualified for 7 events (50 Free, 200 Free, 100 & 200 Back, 200 Breast, 200 & 400IM) at the British Swimming Championships and will be heading off to the London Aquatics Centre in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park mid April to compete, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Adam Peaty, Lauren Quigley and Ross Murdoch to name but a few of Team GB’s rising stars!
Our younger swimmers won in their respective age groups: Tia Wilson (13 year Girls), Jamie McCaffray (14 year Boys) and Aiyana Lawson (14 year Girls)
Head Coach, Vicky Simpson
was delighted with the clubs results. ‘We swam as a team, we
cheered as a team and we celebrated as a team’
Simpson was extremely pleased to see everyone finishing their races strongly and overhauling numerous opponents in the last fifteen metres. Reaction times were fast, every swimmer attacked their race and tried to lead from the front and swimmers displayed confidence in their own ability. She says ‘Whilst I don't want to sound like a typical coach who can never be happy or pleased, if everyone invests in the long term goals, and is prepared to put the work and effort in to help each swimmer achieve their potential, this club will be a force to be reckoned with nationally’. Simpson is now looking forward to the British Swimming Championships and shortly after, the East Region Championships, hoping for more great swims.