CWSC swimmers continue to swim into a class of their own!

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19-Feb-2019

This weekend saw swimmers across Black Hats, Advanced Development, Regional and National Performance swim OUTSTANDING life time bests to collect multiple medals and CLUB RECORDS at the Wycombe L3 and Team Bath L1 meet.

Wycombe:

Damjan Kisic maintained momentum from a successful Counties, where he matched most of his short course times with his first long course hit out. His 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke stood out and were a great reward for all the hard training he has been delivering. His team mate, new to RP and going very well, Adam Hussein showed force in the 100 freestyle also.

Catherine Perusset swam the 400 IM long course for the very first time. Always a little bit daunting as it's a tough event, Catherine applied her processes for a solid result. Dominique Perusset equalled her sister's success by racing tough and aggressively all weekend - fantastic to see her gaining a number of personal best times on the books.

Several exciting 9 year olds showed that the club's depth is building and developing towards a bright future! The swimmers attitude and enthusiasm represented the club superbly and fearlessly during their first ever long course meet...well done Zeena, Sophia, Deniz, Erik and Elizabeth.

Team Bath:

Our performance swimmers continued to dominate their Age Groups. The team were never off the podium and the results lead to a further 7 CLUB RECORDS being broken. For the youngsters, it was the first long course hit out of the season, the youths only the second. Swimmers were focused and driven throughout the whole weekend. Across the team they clearly displayed a performance attitude and culture...one that was committed to delivering processes and displaying maturity. 

Aryaan Din took a further 2 seconds off his best 100 freestyle (from Counties three weeks ago) which resulted in him taking another club record! Aryaan's training commitment and understanding has moved to the next level recently and it was fantastic to see him rewarded for the efforts he puts in. Certainly a performance continuum which will continue. Aryaan's brother Kamran also stepped up all of his life time best swims from what he recorded three weeks ago at Counties. Discussing technical points and making adjustments between the two weekends prevailed. 

Edward Whittles raced the whole program and practically smashed his personal bests in every event. With the aim to develop all four strokes, whilst the season is so young, it's easy for Edward to physically race a lot. To mentally digest and commit to that amount of racing is the difficult part (for most) - however Edward was excited and focussed for every race. Edward's 400 IM was the first time he's ever swam under 5 minutes - in fact, it's the first time this season a 12 year old has swam under 5 minutes. Edward claimed 6 club records in total. It was good to have Edward's training partner Mehmet Zeren challenge him on a great 200 backstroke. The boys in the same heat battled it out turning equal at 100m, both finishing on great personal bests.

Lavinia Ricca beat her own personal best in the 200 IM by over 2 seconds. Again, someone who always commits to racing a lot, Lavinia showed great progression in the ability to stand up and challenge herself to take on every race she faced. Lavinia's team mate Thomasina Grove looked effortless in some of her key events. Reinforcing 15m starts and 10m turns, Thomasina came very close to the 50m and 100m butterfly club records. Thomasina also showed promise and confidence in her 200 IM, finally cracking the effort required for all 4 strokes.

Another step in the right direction as we continue to build the 2019 season. A big thank you to all the coaches, club volunteers and swimmers that attended and represented the club so well.