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Herts ASA Counties 2018

Over the last 2 weekends, 8 of our swimmers have competed at the Herts ASA Counties 2018 Meet. Please find below the results and summary from the event.

Session One - 100 Backstroke
Callum Cox 1.24.50 (13th) - Just outside his PB time of 1.24.37.

Session Two - 100 Butterfly
Archie Rann 1.30.24 (4th in heat and 6th in final), Callum Cox 1.31.08 (9th - first reserve for final), Sidney Thompson 1.25.43 (12th)
Archie had a great swim taking 9 seconds off his time and making the final. Sid also had a PB and Callum was just outside his PB.

Session Three - 200 IM
Daniel Harrison - 3.00.60 (12th). This was Daniel's first Counties event and he was only just outside his 3.00.31 time from the Club Championships.

Session Four - 100 Freestye and 100 Breaststroke
Daniel Harrison 100 Free 1.12.55 (16th), Alice Field 100 Brs 1.37.90 (23rd)

Session Five - 100 Breaststroke
Archie Rann 1.41.35 and 1.39.90 in final (6th and 5th in final), Daniel Harrison 1.32.35 (11th), Harrison Egerton 1.35.91 (19th),Tommy Liddiard 1.37.69 (13th)
Another huge PB for Archie. A few seconds off in the heat and then another couple in the final. PBs also for Tommy (4 seconds) and Daniel, with Harrison close to his PB.

Session Six - 50 Breaststroke
Tommy Liddiard 45.06 (16th), Daniel Harrison 40.91 (11th), Alice Field 41.73 (15th). Fantastic swims and PBs for Tommy and Daniel, with Alice just outside her PB.

Session Seven - 50 Backstroke and 200 Breaststroke
Callum Cox 50 Bk 36.47 (4th but 6th in final), Tommy Liddiard 200 Brs 3.26.12 (4th). This was a great session with Callum just missing out on a regional time but making a final and Tommy taking 10 seconds off his 200 Breaststroke time to finish 4th in the county.

Session Eight - 50 Freestyle
Annabel Readman 32.44 (20th).This was a very tough race. Annabel did incredibly well to qualify and finished just outside her PB.

Session Nine - 50 Butterfly and 200 Backstroke
Daniel Harrison 50 Fly 39.50 (22nd), Callum Cox 50 Fly 37.81 (10th), Archie Rann 50 Fly DQ, Sidney Thompson 50 Fly 36.41 (15th), Callum Cox 200 back 3.04.94 (14th)

Session Ten - 200 Butterfly
Callum Cox 3.18.37 (7th). This was a brilliant end to the session with a huge PB from Callum.

It's always tough for us to compete at Counties but all our swimmers did the club proud. Congratulations to Alice, Annabel, Archie, Callum, Daniel, Harrison, Sid and Tommy. It has been a long time since we have made three county finals and it was great to see so many PBs.

Thank you to Claire and the coaching team for giving up their time to encourage and support our swimmers, and to our officials for helping to ensure that the sessions ran smoothly.

All times have been added to the members area. We are looking forward to Counties 2019 and will share the qualification / consideration times and further details as soon as we get them from Herts ASA.

Training

Training tonight, tuesday 9th jan., cancelled. Customer ill and pool in an unfit state.

Gala Update

In the highly competitive Herts Major Swimming League, Division 2, Ware finished the evening in 5th place on 181 points. On the night there were 2 individual 1st places. Victories for Claire Matthews in the Open category for 100m breaststroke (1.25.05), and Callum Cox in the U12 25m fly (17.26). Three new club records; Alice Quinn Open 100m Backstroke (1.10.28), and new relay records: U12 boys 4x25 freestyle 1.05.01 (Callum Cox, Archie Rann, Benjamin Jones and Harry Kent), and U14 girls 4x25 medley 1.10.34 (Zoe Van Maanenberg, Alice Field, Victoria George and Katie Swindell). Well done to everyone taking part and thanks to the poolside helpers, coaches and officials for giving up their time. For full details and all other results log into the members area.

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