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East Region Youth Championships

It was a hard weekend of racing for our youth swimmers at the east region championships at the long course pool in Luton. The club managed to win two silver medals and seven bronze medals over the weekend as well as setting one national qualifying time and breaking two junior county long course records.

The standard of racing at this competition is extremely high with some of the best swimmers in the country competing across many different strokes and distances. I was extremely pleased with the number of finals that the team made, 27 in total, but converting finals into medals proved extremely tough with many medal places being lost in the last ten metres of the race. However, there was an excellent team atmosphere on poolside and the swimmers showed that the club is getting stronger each year despite the many challenges that face us. When you look at the clubs who finished above us in the medal table ten of them have full time coaches and some of them more than one, over 18 hours of water time, funding from local councils or universities and have over 150 registered competitive members compared with our 95. I think bearing all that in mind we are a club that is punching above its weight and we can hold our heads up high in any forum. The medal winners, county record breakers and the national qualifier are all listed below:

Medals

 

 

 

Hayley  Alcock

Silver  50 Breast

Bronze 200IM & 100 Fly

Rhiannon McCaffray

Bronze  400IM

 

Brandon Nabarro

Silver 100 Breast

Bronze 200 Breast & 200IM

Nicola    Pasquire

Bronze 400 Free

 

Nick Stalley

Bronze 50 Breast

 

 

 

 

Junior Long Course County Records

 

 

 

Nick Stalley

50 Breast

 

Oliver Maltby

50 Fly

 

 

 

 

National Qualifier

 

 

 

Brandon Nabarro

100 Breast