A massive WELL DONE to all the Otters swimmers and parents and who took part in the fun run. It was a brilliant day and so fantastic to see Otters out in force. And the Otters all out in force cheering were great too.
We had 4 runners in the top 10 - congratulations to....
-Ross McGarvie who WON the whole race in 16:46.
-Adam Day who came 4th
-George Tipping who came 5th.
-Max McGarvie who came 8th
Congratulations also too our Otters Team 3 who WON the first club team award... (your trophy will be in the Otters display cabinet)
Thanks again for all your support, lets roll on GX FUN RUN 2018!!! (The long range weather is forecast to be good then too!)
Last weekend 8 Chalfont Otters swimmers (Sadie Lucas, Olivia Lee, Daniella Hoyland, Zebina George, James McClenn, Sam Clark, Jack Eden) attended to the 14 & Under Regional Championships at Crawley. It was an unbelievably successful weekend as we won 8 medals - 5 golds and 3 slivers and the first team medal of the history of the club.
Gold medals: Sadie Lucas in 800m Freestyle (10:04.58), in 100m Backstroke (1:10.57) and 200m Backstroke (2:33.10); James McClenn in 50m Backstroke (28.99); Olivia Lee in 200m Butterfly (2:42.78).
Silver Medals: Olivia Lee in 100m Butterfly (1:12.26); Sadie Lucas in 400m Freestyle (4:55.35) and the Boys 4x50 Freestyle Team with James McClenn, Jack Eden, Sam Clark and Max McGarvie (1:51.34).
We also had more great results: James McClenn got into the 200m Freestyle final (2:09.18) and finished 8th place, the 50m Butterfly final (29.39) and finished 5th place and the 100m Freestyle final (58.06) and finished 6th place. 12th place in 50m Backstroke Sam Clark (32.30); 13th place in 1500m Freestyle Max McGarvie (19:44.80); 14th place in 400m IM Sam Clark (5:24.04); 17th place in 50m Freestyle Sadie Lucas (31.29); 25th place in 200m Breaststroke Sam Clark (3:00.71); 26th place Jack Eden in 50m Backstroke (33.49); 26th place Sam Clark in 100m Breaststroke (1:24.11) and 50m Butterfly (31.13); also, 26th place Daniella Hoyland in 200m Backstroke (2:48.44); 27th place the Girls 4x50 Medley Relay Team with Sadie Lucas, Zebina George, Olivia Lee and Daniella Hoyland (2:21.53); 28th place Sam Clark in 100m Freestyle (1:01.72); 30th place Daniella Hoyland in 100m Backstroke (1:19.10); 31st place Zebina George in 100m Backstroke (1:14.20); 33rd place Olivia Lee in 50m Freestyle (32.43) and 37th place Zebina George in 50m Breaststroke (39.75).
Head Coach Comment
I am so proud of all of you as we think we had never won so many medals in the Regional Championships before (but please let us know if you can remember and we had) and with Ross McGarvie’s bronze in the 1500m Freestyle from the 15 & Over Regional Championships we have already collected 9 medals and it is still one more weekend (28th & 29th May) to come and more places to collect.
WELL DONE FOR ALL SWIMMERS FOR THE FANTASTIC RESULTS!!!
Also, I need to mention the whole coaching team and parents/committee for supporting the swimmers and helping them to succeed!
Congratulations to Ross McGarvie who swam in the Regionals 1500m in Portsmouth at the beginning of May in a time of 17:56.94 and won a bronze medal.
Chalfont Otters very own Max Tulloch competed at the Para-swimming International Meet in Glasgow last month. Max came home in 36.98 in the 50m Freestyle which was good for 314 points and 6th place (he finished 4th in the race). In the 200m IM Max got a time of 3:41.90 and 218 points.
Well done Max.
Good Friday : Chalfont Closed no swimming am & pm
Saturday : Maltman's closed all day, Chalfont open for the 7.00 - 8:15 swim
Sunday : Chalfont open for the 6:45 - 9:00 morning swim and the 15:45 - 19:00 evening swim
Easter Monday : Chalfont Closed, Teikyo Closed
During the Easter school holidays, 9 of our Regional qualifiers (Otters has 13 qualifiers in total for 2016) took to the minibus for a little trip to the Home of the National Championships, Ponds Forge, Sheffield.
After early training at Chalfont on Friday morning, the team set off in hunt of a healthy breakfast, Warwick Services proved a perfect stopping point, providing the opportunity for the swimmers to stretch and get some energy for the weekend ahead.
We arrived in Sheffield at lunchtime, grabbed a light pasta meal at a lovely restaurant in the City before resting in advance of the Friday evening session. Ross and Max McGarvie, Daniella Hoyland and Sammy Farnfield all competed well in the 1500m/800m events. Ross set a huge PB and Club Record in the 1500m, a real gutsy swim as he wasn't feeling his best, whilst achieving an automatic qualify time for regionals.
Sammy also broke 2 club records in the 800m. The swimmers not involved in racing trained for an additional 90 minutes in the warm down pool during the events.
It was a very early start on Saturday morning, breakfast at 6.15am and over to the pool for 7.30am. All the swimmers were involved today and 5 swimmers broke club records during the day's events;
Sadie Lucas the 12&U record in the 200IM, 2 club records in the 400m freestyle and finally the 12&U club record but also Gold in the 100m backstroke.
Max McGarvie broke the 12&U record in the 50m freestyle.
James McLenn equalled a 2004 club record for the 14&U 50m freestyle with a time of 26.89.
Sammy broke the 2003 16&U and the Open club records for the 100m butterfly.
Zebina George then swam the 50m breaststroke in 38.94 which is the fastest ever swum by an Otters girl in a Long Course pool. It earned Zebina 5 club records, all the way to the Open age group. Later on in the day Zebina repeated the trick with a 2:59.88 in the 200m which is again the fastest ever by an Otters girl in a Long Course pool.
On Saturday night we travelled to Uncle Sams Diner for supper where the swimmers enjoyed vast quantities of very healthy burgers, steaks and ice cream!! Back to the hotel and crashed out in bed by 9.15pm.
Sunday breakfast was slightly later - 6.30am, then pack the gear, check-out of the rooms and over to poolside by 7.45am. More racing, much more training and further success in the pool.
Hugo Lane swam 35.51 in the 50m breaststroke which was the fastest ever by an Otters boy in Long Course pools, James also swam the fastest ever 200IM by an Otters boy.
Sadie, Max, and Zebina broke more club records on Sunday and Sammy broke the Otters 200m butterfly 16&U and Open record set in 2004.
Also swimming Regional qualifying times over the weekend was Charley Huggett in the 50m butterfly and the 50m freestyle, not bad Charley after all that training (!)
To sum up, 39 club records were broken and the team won 3 Golds, a Silver and 2 Bronze at the meet. The 13 Otters have qualified for 85 swims at the Regional Championships which commence in Portsmouth for the 15& over age group on April 30th.
We travelled back on Sunday evening, a good fun time had by all and the kids were brilliant (jolly untidy though!). Thanks to Victoria Lucas for organising everyone and well done Agnes, the swimmers are progressing very well.
Hopefully we will do these types of trips again very soon.
Please see amended timetable effective from April 2016 on the timetable page, the changes affect the following sessions:
New: Tuesday Morning Hillingdon 5:45-6:45am
Removed: Wednesday morning Chalfont
Reduced: Friday morning Chalfont now 6-7am
Changed: Thursday Mornings Hillingdon 5:45-6:45am