Please note that the training timetable and upcoming events has not currently been updated. I am working on rectifying this as quickly as possible.
LATEST SWIM TIME is for them to start at 11pm on Saturday 18th.
Some time in the next week, Senior Girls Captain Sammy Farnfield, along with Llewelyn Woodward (Club Squad) and their school friend Jamie Nottage, will be attempting to swim the English Channel!
Whilst most of you were relaxing on a beach this summer, these 3 teenagers were training hard in Denham and Bray Lakes with 2 visits a week to the sea to get used to the waves and the cold.
Welcome back I hope you had a good summer break. Sorry for the delay in posting these.
Much fun and some hard work was had at Bray Lake open water session. Funny how much harder it is when you don't have a wall to push off, or a lane rope to hang on to!!!
The entire gallery can be seen here
The Social Team have been holding the Otters annual Family Fun Day for the past couple of years which includes a couple of games of rounders and everyone involved is invited to bring a picnic.
This year we plan to hold the event on Bank Holiday weekend Sunday 25th September at midday at the Recreation Ground, Park Place, Seer Green HP9 2FJ.
This year as a way of saying farewell to Terry & Heidi who are stepping down after 4 years they would like to put on a BBQ and are providing Sausages & Burgers in buns.
We are really looking forward to seeing as many Otters as possible and if you are able to come along please can you confirm the number in your party.
Please note this is a family event and we are unable to look after unaccompanied children.
This will also be the last event the current Social Team will be organising. This is a committee position ideal for someone whose child/children are just beginning their Otters adventure and who would like to but a little back into the club. If anyone is interested in please let us know.
Saturday saw us head to Barnet for the first round of the MK Junior League, we had been drawn against some stiff opposition including this years winners of the TVJL.
Drawn in lane 3 the girls 12 medley relay got us underway. For most it was their 2nd or 3rd year swimming in the team competitions but we had our brand new 9year old boys and girls team pulling on the otters hat for the first time.
Noah Wheeler 9 managed to win his 25m backstroke and the 9yr boys Noah, Ethan Horne, Da Wei Allen and Daniel Cornfield managed a second place in their freestyle relay, a fantastic swim.
The 9year old girls stole the show winning both relays by half a length to second place and winning all 4 of the individuals Victoria Daley, Arabella Durkin, Emily Shuttle and Zara Holligan completed the team.
Other wins included the usual suspects, Sadie Lucas 12, 50FC. Olivia Lee 12, 50FLY. Freddie Lucas 10 picked up three first places in the 50BK and both relays, he was joined in the relays by Harry Gibb, Mac Lothian, Jason Vaughan and Chris Carradine.
There were fantastic swims all round and PB’s galore.
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Heads down for round 2 now.
The first set of photos (lots!) are in the gallery (login required).
Update: 2nd tranche now uploaded.
The Otters' great performance carried on at the 2nd weekend of the Regionals; see what happened in chronological order:
Saturday, 28th May
Firstly, the boys 4x100 freestyle relay team (Sam Clark, Jack Eden, Max McGarvie & James McClenn) won 3rd place with a time of 4:08.02.
The girls 4x100 freestyle team (Sadie Lucas, Zoe Jackson, Georgina Vane & Zebina George) finished 16th place (4:32.47).
In the Boys 200IM heats James McClenn swam 2:25.27 (5th fastest time) and Sam Clark archived 2:31.74 (22nd place).
In the girls 200IM Sadie Lucas managed to get 2:40.80 (2nd fastest time) and then in the final she got 2:39.58 but it was "only" enough to the 4th place.
Zebina George swam 2:38.82 and finished 20th place. She also swam in the 200 Breaststroke and came 17th with the time of 2:59.37.
Sadie Lucas achieved 1:07.47 in the 100 freestyle (12th place) and Zebina George 1:06.14 (40th place).
James McClenn with the 2nd fastest qualifying time went into the 100 backstroke final (1:04.04) where he finished in 2nd position.
Also, Sam Clark swam 1:11.22 in the 100 backstroke and finished 20th.
Sadie Lucas with a time of 34.76 (2nd best qualifying time) went into the 50 backstroke final where she managed to take off more than 1sec and won the race (33.39). Her last win meant: Sadie is the Regional Champion in all three backstroke events (200m, 100m & 50m) in her age group. Well done Sadie, it's a massive achievement!!!
Zebina George and Daniella Hoyland also competed in the 50 backstroke and Zebina finished 36th (35.58) and Daniella got 36.90 (30th).
The boys finished the day with 50 freestyle as James McClenn got 27.27 (12th place), Jack Eden 28.26 (23rd) & Sam Clark 28.28 (25th).
Sunday, 29th May
Started with the boys 200 backstroke - Max McGarvie 2:36.64 (19th) Sam Clark (11th) 2:28.46 and James McClenn 2:23.36 (7th).
Girls 200 freestyle - Sadie Lucas 2nd place 2:19.82 with excellent race where Sadie had the better “touch”.
100 fly - Max McGarvie 1:18.44 (38th), Sam Clark 1:12.12 (30th) and James McClenn with a great swim in the final 1:04.59 (5th).
100 breaststroke Zebina George 1:24.98 (31st) and 50 breaststroke Sam Clark 39.17 (37th).
50 fly Daniella Hoyland 35.27 (31st), Zebina George 33.47 (33rd) and Olivia Lee with a brilliant swim in the final 32.50 (5th).
Boys 4x50 medley relay - Jack Eden, Sam Clark, James McClenn & Max McGarvie finished 5th place (2:08.04) and the girls 4x50 freestyle team - Zebina George, Zoe Jackson, Georgina Vane & Sadie Lucas - came 18th (2:02.23). 400 freestyle - Max McGarvie 5:02.55 (16th) and James McClenn 4:43.56 (18th).
The Championships final event was the girls 400 IM - Sadie Lucas (4th) 5:43.64.
Overall results of the Regionals Championship (15 & Over and 14 & Under): 13 medals of 6 golds, 5 silvers and 2 bronzes; 11 4th-8th places; 21 10th-20th places.
Head coach comment: This years Regionals was the best ever results we Otters achieved. MASSIVE WELL DONE TO ALL OF YOU!!! You did such a great swims, lots of PBs, club records and couple of you will qualify to Nationals.