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With the club championships finally completed, session four highlights included 73 swimmers recording PB's or first time swims with Fraser Rawlins, Philip George, Natalie Bolton and Martha Currie each swimming 4 PB's. The Special mentions go to Fraser Rawlins, Philip George, Sidney Thompson, Callum Cox, Harry Kent, Daniel Harrison, Louis Cripps, Katie Swindell, Victoria George, Lewis Elliston, Matthew Hunt, Anne Vanner and Jessica Portch who all recorded consideration times for next year's Herts County Championships with particular praise going to Sidney Thompson who recorded 3 separate consideration times and to Lewis Elliston whose 50m freestyle was less than half a second away from a County Qualifying time, the closest of the night. An extra special mention also goes to Fraser Rawlins as the only swimmer to record a new Club Championship record for the trophy events (17.06 in the U10 25m freestyle). To put this in context this is only the second time this record has been broken in 30 years. With day 4 complete the points competition was decided with Katie Sunderland victorious in the beginners category with 3 1st place finishes; Louis Cripps in first place in the junior category after winning all 5 events while Anne Vanner was victorious in the seniors with victories in 5 of the 7 trophy events. For these and all other championship related info. click here.
Venue and timings for Round 2 of National League now available. Click here for full details.
Over the weekend the club competed in round 1 of the National Swimming League, London Region, Division 2 finishing the evening in 7th with 137 points. The result leaves the club in 19th place in the league of 21 clubs. On the night there were 4 individual second places from Callum Cox in the U12 50m backstroke (42.55); Alice Field U12 50m breaststroke (46.69); Katie Swindell U12 50m freestyle (35.50) and Louis Cripps U14 100m butterfly (1.21.18). Special mention also goes to Lewis Elliston whose split (25.53) in the Open 6x50m freestyle relay would have been the club's first county Qualifying time for next year's County Championships if eligible. On the club representation front Scarlett Sinclair clocked up the significant milestone of 60 galas. For full details and all other results click here. Note updates have also been applied to times database.
With the championships three quarters complete, session three highlights included 29 swimmers recording 1 and 26 recording 2 PB's or first time swims. Special mentions go to Sidney Thompson, Louis Cripps, Lewis Elliston, Callum Cox and Karen Keen who all recorded consideration times for next year's Herts County Championships with particular praise going to Callum Cox whose 50m butterfly was less than half a second away from a County Qualifying time, the closest of the night. After three days the points competition is in all categories is still close with Archie Rann and Katie Sunderland (beginners category) tied in first place with 10; Louis Cripps has maintained an outright lead in the junior category with 15 points with Annabel Readman in second on 13 while Anne Vanner leads the seniors with 13 points with Miles Osterburg close behind on 12. For these and all other championship related info. click here.
Pool re-opened, championships day 3 will run as planned this evening.
Pool closed due to technical difficulty. There will be no Thursday morning training. More updates to follow.
Session 2 of this year's club championships completed Sunday with fantastic attendance and outstanding performance with 39 swimmers recording 1, 23 recording 2 and 5 (Archie Rann, Jemma Roe, Marcus Blowers, Sidney Thompson, Zoe Van-Maanenberg) recording 3 PB's. Note Sid and Zoe are only swimmers to have PB'd in all 6 of their races. 7 boys (Sidney Thompson, Louis Cripps, Lewis Elliston, Callum Cox, Harrison Egerton, Tommy Liddiard and Mate Jenei) and 4 girls (Claire Matthews, Alice Field, Katie Swindell and Jessica Portch) between them also recorded 17 consideration times for next year's Herts County Championships. Special mention goes to Claire Matthews whose 50m breast was less than 1 second away from a County Qualifying time, the closest of the night. After two days points have now been scored in all categories with Archie Rann and Katie Sunderland (beginners category) tied in first place with 5; Louis Cripps now in an outright lead in the junior category has 10 points with Annabel Readman in second on 8 while Anne Vanner leads the seniors with 9 points with Miles Osterburg and Claire Matthews close behind on 8. For these and all other championship related info. click here.
The first session of this year's club championships started Friday with 23 swimmers recording 1, 15 recording 2 and 8 (Aidan Jones, Alice Lee, Edith Corkery-Schless, Katie Egerton, Olivia Rix, Sidney Thompson, Thomas Currie, Zoe Van-Maanenberg) recording 3 PB's. 6 boys (Sidney Thompson, Louis Cripps, Lewis Elliston, Callum Cox, Rye Grover and Matthew Hunt) between them also recorded 11 consideration times for next year's Herts County Championships. Special mention goes to Sidney Thompson whose 100m fly was just 0.41 away from a County Qualifying time, the closest of the night. The point's competition also commenced with Polly Watson and Louis Cripps tied in the lead with 5 in the junior category and Anne Vanner, Katie Gibb, Matt Lloyd-Jones and Rye Grover all in first place with 5 points in the senior age group. The events that qualify for the beginners' category start Sunday. For these and all other championship related info. click here.
Another fantastic performance from the club with first victory in Isabel gala for nearly 20 years. click here for full details. Four relay records were broken: U10 4x25m mixed free 1.17.00 (Harry Kent, Philip George, Katie Sunderland and Martha Currie); U12 4x25m mixed medley 1.16.56 (Thomas Currie, Anais Nicolas, Sidney Thompson, Katie Swindell); U14 4x25m mixed free 1.03.41 (Louis Cripps, Thomas Currie, Jemma Roe, Edith Corkery-Schless) and 10x25m mixed squadron 2.35.27 (Lewis Elliston, Matt Lloyd-Jones, Jess Portch, Jess Perrotton, Louis Cripps, Katie Swindell, Jemma Roe, Callum Cox, Harry Kent, Katie Sunderland). Special congratulations also go to Lewis Elliston, Louis Cripps, Callum Cox and Harrison Egerton who all swam 2017 County Consideration times. Photos available on twitter.
Congratulations to the Ware Masters squad whose performance in the recent Herts Masters Gala resulted in a 4th place finish out of the 13 clubs competing. On the night there were 5 golds, 3 silvers and 1 bronze medals. For full details of these and other results click here. Note photos also available on twitter feed.