2018-2019 Swimming Season Kick Starts on a Super High

Sofia Marcal Whittles

2018 - 2019 Swimming Season Kick Starts on a Super High

Across the board, over the last few weekends, CWSC swimmers have displayed fantastic back to back race resilience and process focus pursuit for results. 
National and Regional Performance swimmers attended the Nottingham (NOVA) short course meet w/e 20/21st October. A team trip and enjoyable weekend for all, swimmers were a perfect representation of a professional focussed club - well done all.
The preparation around processes occurred in advance of the weekend, where swimmers, working with their coaches, identified targets to execute when racing under pressure - on the whole, most swimmers attempted to stick to these and the results were exciting for this early in the season. A total of 51 medals were won by CWSC at the competition... 22 Gold, 18 silver and 11 bronze. FANTASTIC! For some swimmers, the first hit out was exceptional - Victoria Bunimovich controlled all races with good skills and smashed most of her personal best times. Damjan Kisic was another swimmer from Regional Performance that has stepped up his attitude, application and commitment and swam extremely well and promising for so early in the season - keep it up! William Rudd hit a Swim England Winter Champs QT in the 50 backstroke with a new club record of 28.27s, whilst Edward Whittles broke two 12/13yr old (at 12 years old!) club records in the 400 IM and 200 butterfly. 
Younger swimmers have also been working with coaches at the Middlesex Autumn Development meet. Again a process focussed meet which lead to some swimmers performing exceptionally well. Aslan Eler had a super couple of weekends where his dives dominated most of his races. Ultimately Aslan's smart racing edge lead to him scoring huge personal bests. Megan Kemp has hit the new season very positively, holding her focus on the 100 freestyle and butterfly, as well as the 200 freestyle. Indigo Spence was superb at displaying such maturity when executing all her processes. Out starting and turning everyone in the field, Indigo help 7m turns off every wall which ultimately lead to some fantastic personal best times.
The momentum of a new competitive wave is building across the club and it's extremely pleasing to see that the early season skill focus from athletes and coaching is starting to take shape - keep it up and well done everyone.