Sharks perform at City of Leicester Distance Meet

Mark McKenna

Over the weekend of 23rd/24th October, City of Leicester held their inaugural Distance Meet, for athletes wishing to race in the 400m, 800m and 1500m events.


On Saturday, with only two boys entering the 1500m Freestyle, we had two huge best times from Tom (16:47.31) & William (17:28.52) with Tom gaining a qualification time for the National Winter Championships in December as they finished 2nd & 4th respectively.

In the evening, 15 year old Luke swam the 400m Individual Medley, winning the event in a 10 second personal best time (4:52.24). 


On Sunday, a busy morning for the Sharks, as Tabitha (10:29.66), Lucie (9:56.05), Madi (10:39.70), Anna (10:36.10), Abby (9:31.04), Joseph (10:35.74), Luke (8:56.00) and Will (9:02.93) all entered the 800m Freestyle, with Anna, Abby, Joseph and Luke all winning medals (1st & 3rd) and all athletes gaining new best times (Some athletes racing the events for the first time ever), and Lucie gaining her first ever Regional Short Course Qualification standard!

In the afternoon, only two athletes were in attendance, Tom gaining another National Qualification time and a personal best time, and a silver medal in the 400m Freestyle (4:12.26) while Tabby finished 6 seconds ahead of her previous best time in 6:02.39 in 9th position.


All in all, a fantastic weekend of racing from the few Sharks in attendance, roll on this weekend as we have many more athletes ready to race at our Trick or Treak meet!!!