RECORD BREAKING FORM SO FAR in 2022

Barry Alldrick

Record-Breaking Form in 2022

It's back to record-breaking form for Poole Swimming Club athletes, with 23 Age Group Records being broken so far in 2022.  In addition, 8 Senior Long Course Club Records were broken at the British Swimming Championships, with 3 of  them doubling up as Dorset County Senior Long Course Records,

 

Age Group Record Breakers so far in 2022

It was with beaming pride that coaches Jacob and Phil, watched Polina K’s record-breaking form seeing her break Club Age Group Records on a massive10 occasions so far this year in 50m Free (Twice), 100m Free, 200m Free, 50m Back, 100m Back (Twice), 200m Back and 50m Fly (Twice).

Polina setting a massive 10 records so far in 2022

One of the oldest records Polina broke was the 50m Fly held by one of the club's most decorated swimmers Sarah Meaker who had held the record since 1998.  And with some connection to the numbers, Polina broke the record in the same pool a mere 24 years later!

The set of freestyle records gained in 2006 belonged to Victoria Adams, with the 200m Back held since 2009 by Georgia Harrison, all records set before Polina was born.

The 50m and 100m Back records were set in modern times by Jes H who is currently just a few age groups above and still rewriting and targeting records under coach Jan’s watchful eye.

With much of the year ahead, we look forward to seeing how many more Records Polina can target. 

 

Halle R,  earned a full set of Breast-stroke records in her age group. The 50m Breaststroke was lowered twice by Halle, a record that had stood for 20 years by Sarah Meaker.  Whilst the 100m Breaststroke took just six-hundredths of a second from the mark that was set by teammate and friend Bertie last season (who as you will read about soon is on record-breaking form again). Halle lowered the 200m mark by just over 5 seconds!

Bertie and Halle in Record-Breaking Form 

Bertie B, carried her record-breaking form last year into 2022, by breaking the 50m Breast-stroke record in her age group twice in successive competitions. The previous record was set by Hannah-May Hawkins had lasted an impressive 22 years.

Freya C, after gaining her first club record towards the end of 2021, hit January in great form beating age group record’s in 50m and 100m Back during the Dorset County Championships. The 50m Back record belonged to Courtney Rowan and was earned in 2010, with Madison Kemp holding the 100m time set in 2012.

Freya hitting record-breaking form in 2022

Ollie J, with impressive swims at the British Champs, earned a full set of 17+ Age Group Records in the 50m, 100m and 200m Breast-stroke events.  The 50m Record did belong to Ollie Weston, who set the record in the same event in 2019.  Inspiringly, Ollie Weston had made a comeback in 2022 and qualified for this year’s Championships in the same event but had to pull out because of injury, however as we would expect of our athletes he was the first to congratulate his teammate who swam exactly the same time in Heat and Final. 

The 100m Breast-stroke time belonged to Luke Roxborough and was set in 2017 before Ollie broke the mark in the heat and again lowered it further in the final. The 200m Breast-stroke has lasted since 2014 set by Noah Vides and was lowered by Ollie in the final of the 200m at the British Champs 2022.

Ollie achieved a clean sweep of Breast-stroke Records

Robbie H, lowered the 17+ Age Group Record in 200 IM lowering the standard set by Oliver Fairman in the same competition in 2019.  The 200IM becomes Robbie’s 6th event he holds a record for in this age group.

Robbie now holds 6 Club Records in the 17+ Age Group

  

Senior Long Course Records

The All-Time Senior Long Course Records took a considerable hit during the Week of the British Championships with Ollie taking 4 Records, Robbie 3 and Catherine also adding to the tally.

Ollie Jones's long course times set Senior Club Long Course Records in 50m,100m (Twice) and 200m Breaststroke with Robbie earning the 100m Back, 200m Back and 200m IM marks.   Catherine lowered her own 50m Back Record by half a second.

Dorset Senior Long Course Records

Ollie Jones earned his first Senior Dorset Record in 50m Breaststroke, a record that was as old as Ollie himself set in the year he was born by Rob Tweddle. Robbie earned the 100m Back and 200IM Record.  Dorset Records can be seen on the County Website www.dorsetasa.org

Senior Club Record Breakers, Ollie, Robbie and Catherine

Well done

A big well done to Polina, Halle, Bertie, Freya, Ollie, Robbie and Catherine, such big achievements and a massive congratulations to all.

A Summary of Records Broken in this period can be seen below and tables can be viewed on the Poole Swimming Club Website Members area. Details of how to claim records are displayed in the member's area of the Website under Club Records.

 

 

AGE GROUP RECORDS

 

Polina K

50m Free             Poole SC Regional Qualifier Meet, Dorchester     06/03/2022                         0:34.79

50m Free             City of Wells Open Meet (35.18) , Millfield             02/04/2022                         0:34.68

100m Free          City of Wells Open Meet (01:18.70), Millfield       02/04/2022                         01:17.60

200m Free          City of Wells Open Meet (02:49.07)                          03/04/2022                         02:47.07

50m Back             Poole SC Regional Qualifier Meet, Dorchester     05/03/2022                         0:40.73

100m Back          Poole SC Regional Qualifier Meet, Dorchester     06/03/2022                         01:26.37

100m Back          City of Wells Open Meet (01:26.52), Millfield       03/04/2022                         01:25.62

200m Back          City of Wells Open Meet (03:03.44), Millfield       03/04/2022                         03:01.64

50m Fly                Dorset Novice League, Littledown                             19/03/2022                         0:42.06

50m Fly                City of Wells Open Meet (0:41.48), Millfield          03/04/2022                         0:41.08

 

Halle R

50m Breast         Team Bath & Millfield Meet (0:38.04), Millfield   12/03/2022                         0:37.20

50m Breast         City of Bristol Open Meet (0:37.82), Bristol           03/04/2022                         0:37.02

100m Breast       City of Bristol Open Meet (01:22.41), Bristol         02/04/2022                         01:20.91

200m Breast       Team Bath & Millfield Meet (02:56.85), Millfield 12/03/2022                         02:53.80

 

Bertie B

50m Breast         Dorset County Championships, Littledown            19/01/2022                         0:36.67

50m Breast         Winchester Spring Meet (0:37.20), Winchester   27/03/2022                         0:36.40

 

Freya C

50m Back             Dorset County Championships, Littledown            16/01/2022                         0:31.27

100m Back          Dorset County Championships, Littledown            30/01/2022                         01:06.99

 

Ollie J

50m Breast         British Championships (0:29.45), Sheffield            06/04/2022                         0:28.45

100m Breast       British Championships (01:04.97), Sheffield         05/04/2022                         01:02.97

100m Breast       British Championships (01:04.32), Sheffield         05/04/2022         01:02.32

200m Breast       British Championships (02:23.76), Sheffield         08/04/2022         02:20.06

 

Robbie H

200m IM              British Championships (02:06.80), Sheffield         09/04/2022         02:03.70              

 

SENIOR LONG COURSE RECORDS

Oliver J (Senior Long Course)

50m Breast         British Championships, Sheffield                                               06/04/2022         0:29.45

100m Breast       British Championships, Sheffield                                               05/04/2022         01:04.97

100m Breast       British Championships, Sheffield                                               05/04/2022         01:04.32

200m Breast       British Championships, Sheffield                                               08/04/2022         02:23.76

 

Robbie H (Senior Long Course)

100m Back          Edinburgh International Meet, Edinburgh             11/03/2022         0:56.47

100m Back          British Championships, Sheffield                                               06/04/2022         0:55.66

200m IM              British Championships, Sheffield                                               09/04/2022         02:06.80

200m Back          British Championships, Sheffield                               10/04/2022         02:02.67

                               

Catherine E(Senior Long Course)

50m Back             British Championships, Sheffield                                               09/04/2022         0:30.61 

 

DORSET SENIOR LONG COURSE RECORDS

Ollie J

50m Breast         British Championships, Sheffield               (Heat)                  06/04/2022         0:29.45

50m Breast         British Championships, Sheffield               (Final)                  06/04/2022         0:29.45

Robbie H

100m Back          British Championships, Sheffield               (Heat)                  06/04/2022         0:55.66

200m IM              British Championships, Sheffield               (Heat                    09/04/2022         02:06.80