WYCOMBE DISTRICT SWIMMING CLUB

Wycombe Swimming Dominant at the First Weekend of County Championships

Simon Shaw
14-Jan-2019

County Championships Weekend 1

Report by: James Lewis

Wycombe District Swimming Club dominated the first weekend of the Berkshire & South Buckinghamshire County Championships. In the 16 individual events Wycombe had a county champion in all except one, with a 1-2-3 result not being uncommon.

An exciting start to Saturday saw Jamie O’Connor just beat Josh Williams to the title of 400m Freestyle senior county champion by less than two tenths of a second. Jamie also set a new county record with 4:03.80, the record was previously held by former Olympian Phil Hubble at 4:06.28.  That record was set in 1978 and was one of the oldest remaining records in the County.  On Sunday Tom Sansome broke an even older record set by Hubble his 2:09.26 in the junior 200m Butterfly, previously set at  2:10.10 by Hubble in 1976. Hubble won silver for GB in this event at the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

In the Junior girls Merissa Booth triumphed, becoming champion in the 50m Free, 100m Free, 800m Free, 50m Breast, 200m Back and 400m Individual Medley. Hot on her heels was Alice Weston, who was on the podium three times. In the Junior boys Alex Cooper lead the way with three county titles in the 400m Free, 800m Free and 200m IM. Brodie Judge starred in the senior girls category, alongside club captain Caitlin Mackay. In the senior boys events, Jamie O’Connor, Cameron Brooker and Josh Williams were frequently on the podium.

The relays were once again a highlight for Wycombe Swimming, every relay competition over the weekend was won by the club. In half of the relays, Wycombe had two teams on the podium. Wycombe’s depth and quality was on show throughout the weekend as the team dominated the top positions. In the Boys 400m Free, the top 14 swimmers were all WDSC swimmers.

Special mentions must also go to Millie Sansome, James Baxter, Jemima Hall, Timur Gulyiyen, Megan Daley, Ellis Morgan and Levi Francisco Summers, who were all crowned county champions in their respective events.

Congratulations to all swimmers who competed, and good luck for the second half of the championships that take place at Wycombe Lesiure Centre on the 26th and 27th January.

Podium places for the 12th & 13th January 2019

Girls

  • 800m Freestyle:
    • Junior 1st Merissa Booth, 3rd Annie Oakes
    • Senior 1st Millie Sansome, 2nd Caitlin Mackay, 3rd Ella Dyson
  • 100m Butterfly:
    • Junior 1st Alice Weston, 2nd Merissa Booth
    • Senior 1st Caitlin Mackay, 2nd Brodie Judge, 3rd Ellie Cowan 
  • 50m Freestyle:
    • Junior 1st Merissa Booth
    • Senior 1st Brodie Judge, 2nd Rachel Cox, 3rd Lara Richmond 
  • 400m Individual Medley:
    • Junior 1st Merissa Booth, 2nd Alice Weston, 3rd Annie Oakes
    • Senior 1st Caitlin Mackay, 2nd Millie Sansome, 3rd Megan Daley
  • 200m Backstroke:
    • Junior 1st Merissa Booth, 2nd Becky Hayward, 3rd Alice Weston
    • Senior 1st Brodie Judge, 2nd Ceara Barber, 3rd Jemima Hall 
  • 100m Freestyle:
    • Junior 1st Merissa Booth
    • Senior 1st Jemima Hall, 2nd Rachel Cox, 3rd Brodie Judge 
  • 50m Breaststroke:
    • Junior 1st Merissa Booth, 3rd Chloë Adams
    • Senior 1st Megan Daley 

Boys

  • 400m Freestyle:
    • Junior 1st Alex Cooper, 3rd Levi Francisco Summers 
    • Senior 1st Jamie O’Connor, 2nd Josh Williams, 3rd Jamie Owen
  • 200m Breaststroke:
    • Junior 3rd Levi Francisco Summers
  • 100m Backstroke:
    • Junior 2nd Levi Francisco Summers
    • Senior 1st Cam Brooker, 2nd Matt Burton 
  • 800m Freestyle:
    • Junior 1st Alex Cooper, 3rd Luke Poulton
    • Senior 1st Josh Williams, 2nd Jamie O’Connor, 3rd Jamie Owen
  • 200m Butterfly:
    • Senior 1st James Baxter, 2nd Tom Sansome, 3rd Piers Bowden
  • 200m Freestyle:
    • Junior 2nd Alex Cooper
    • Senior 1st Jamie O’Connor, 2nd Josh Williams, 3rd Joe Dobb
  • 200m Individual Medley:
    • Junior 1st Alex Cooper, 3rd Harry Hawtree
    • Senior 1st Cameron Brooker, 3rd Jamie Owen
  • 100m Breaststroke:
    • Junior 3rd Alex Cooper
    • Senior 1st Timur Gulyiyen
  • 50m Backstroke:
    • Junior 1st Levi Francisco Summers
    • Senior 1st Ellis Morgan, 3rd Luke Burton

Relays

12/13 Years 4x100m Relays: All four relays won by Wycombe ‘A’ and ‘B’ third in girls freestyle relay

16/Under 4x100m Relays: All four relays won by Wycombe ‘A’ and three ‘B’ teams on the podium

Full Results

Download the full results from the county website via these links:

Day 1

Day 2

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