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SWIM ENGLAND WINTER NATIONALS & WDSC LVL 3

Martin LITTLEFAIR

Seagulls had another action-packed weekend of racing with a team heading up to Sheffield for the national winter championships and a team down in Dorchester racing the west Dorset level 3 open meet.

 

SWIM ENGLAND NATIONAL WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021

 

A record 4 seagulls’ athletes travelled up on Thursday afternoon to prepare themselves for the national winter championships at ponds forge Sheffield. Historically the home of the swimming the pool was split into 2 x 25 meters Pool A hosting the Male athletes and Pool B hosting the Female athletes. Also, with a high number of qualifiers warm ups were scattered throughout the day in-between every couple of events.

 

 

Between the 4 swimmers Isaac Ellis, Sonny Chamberlain – Hyde, Lawrence Elliott & Emily Mcwilliam they had qualified for 19 events in total and with the schedule some races getting scratched to focus on main events.

 

Isaac Ellis

Back to his best form after suffering from injury & Covid at the start of year managed to swim impressively in the 3 events over the weekend. He claimed 2 x Season Best and 1 personal best time which was also a club record.

50m Fc – 24:05 (SB)

100 Fc - 52:39 – (PB & Club Record)

200 Fc – 1:55:08 (SB)

 

Sonny Chamberlain – Hyde

Sonny competing at his 2nd Swim England winter nationals came away with valuable experience and areas to take forward to work on. His results included:

50 Bk – 26:85

100 Bk – 57:95 (SB)

200 BK – 2:07:00

100 IM – 58:78 – (PB & Club Record)

200 IM – 2:09:43

50 Fly – 25:85

 

Lawrence Elliott

Lawrence competing at his first ever national event thrived off the experience and enjoyed every second of it and the performances showed.

50 BR – 31:8

100 IM – 1:01:31 – (PB)

200 IM – 2:11:84 –(PB)

200 Fly – 2:10:95 – (PB & 3 x Club Record)

400 IM – 4:46:46 – (PB)

 

Emily Mcwilliam

Emily grew into the meet and finishing strong in her final event and identifying key areas to her racing that will be able to into the next year.

800 Fc – 9:27:06

400 fc – 4:34:39

200 Fc – 2:10:12 – (SB)

 

Well, done to all 4 swimmers! Not only taking away a massive valuable experience but a great event to be part off and swimming loving the experience both in and out of the pool.

 

 

WEST DORSET LVL 3 COMPETITION – DORCHESTER