Well done to Sam Phippen who swam in the 50m backstroke at Summer Nationals this morning, Thursday 30th, and clocked a 29.40 just outside his PB. Sam came 13th in his age group out of 22 competitors.
Congratulations to two of our senior swimmers, Sam Phippen and James McClenn, who will be representing Otters at the British Summer Championships and the English Summer Nationals in Sheffield later in July and in August.
Sam will be swimming 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle and 50m backstroke at the British Champs and they will both compete at the English Nationals where James will be swimming 50m and 100m backstroke and Sam will swim 100m and 200m backstroke.
On Saturday, 4th July a squad of 9-12 year old swimmers travelled by a coach to Hanworth Airpark Leisure Centre to compete in the second round of the Milton Keyes Junior League. We faced some very strong competition up against Guildford, Oxford A, Teddington, Barnes, Wantage and no lane blocks but we managed to secure the 5th place just behind Barnes. Unfortunately we have suffered a numerous disqualifications and the final scores were:
Our achievements were on the night:
Harry Gibb - 9yrs old boys 25m backstroke
10 yrs old boys medley relay team (Luke McGarvie, Shanil Vora, Harry Gibb & Matthew Aldred); Shanil Vora - 10yrs old boys 50 m breaststroke; Sadie Lucas - 11 yrs old girls 50m backstroke & freestyle; Daniella Hoyland -11yrs old girls 50m butterfly; Zoe Holligan - 10 yrs old girls 50m freestyle & Katie Reid - 9 yrs old girls 25m butterfly.
Jason Vaughan - 9yrs old boys 25m breaststroke; Katie Reid - 9 yrs old girls 25m backstroke; Mathew Aldred - 10 yrs old boys 50m butterfly; Harry Gibb - 9 yrs old boys 25m butterfly; Sadie Lucas - 12yrs old girls 50m backstroke; Max McGarvie - 12 yrs old boys 50m backstroke & 9 yrs old girls medley relay team (Katie Reid, Haniya Glazebrook, Rosa Williams & Zahra Lovejoy).
But these were not the only people who helped our 5th place success!
We managed to repeat our last year results of getting in to the middle gala of the final round for the 2nd year in a row after we got promoted to the 1st division. Well done, great results!!!
Good luck to everyone in the final round at Amersham after the summer break on the 12th September!!!