35 of our young Otters made the (short) journey to Hillingdon this weekend, to compete in what was for some of them, their first ever open meet...and they did not disappoint. Between them they had over 120 swims, winning 17 medals and countless PBs!
The medal tally at the end of the day was as follows:
Harry Gibb - 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
Aimee Langwade - 2 Golds
Angelina Hardy - 1 Gold, 1 Silver
Matthew Aldred - 1 Gold, 1 Bronze
Shanil Vora - 1 Gold
Kristi Vafiadis - 1 Silver
Anna Coomber - 1 Silver
Erin Tosh - 1 Silver
Zoe Holligan - 1 Silver
James Murray - 1 Bronze
James Gibb - 1 Bronze
Well done to all of our young Otters, not only on your results, but for your good behaviour throughout the day, despite difficult circumstance as the gala did over-run by some amount of time! Next stop...Club Championships!! Remember to get your entries in quick!
Our medal count for the whole of 2014 Counties was 21.
The total medals reached 39 this year.
Final weekend at Maidenhead.
More medals and rosettes were claimed by Otters at Counties 2015 last Saturday. In total over the Counties Championships Otters claimed over 100 rosettes (47 in 2014)
Performer of the day was Zebina George who won a Gold in the 100 IM and also claimed a silver, bronze and a fourth place in her other events.
James McClenn also won Gold in the 50m backstroke and reached the Junior Championship final.
Lucia Finan and Holly Henderson won silver in the 50m breast and Sadie Lucas won silver in the 50m backstroke.
Olivia Lee added to her medal haul with a silver in the 100 IM.
Sam Clark also won bronze in the 50m backstroke.
In the BAGCAT competition which is the total of points scored for each swimmer in their age group, 3 Otters collected awards;
In the 10 year old girls, Olivia Lee came 1st overall and Emily Sharpe was 3rd. In the 12 year old girls, Zebina George also finished 3rd. A fantastic effort from the girls.
And finally Otters won a relay medal in the final Session of the Championships. The girls 11 and under won bronze in the 4 x 50m medley relay with the B team finishing 6th in the County!
Well done to (in swim order) Sadie Lucas, Holly Henderson, Daniella Hoyland and Olivia Lee.
Otters parents, please think back, when did we last win a relay medal?? Let us know!
The long distance and long course events in Wycombe. Sam Phippen received a bronze in the 1500m.
3 Gold Medals;
Olivia Lee - 200m IM
Cat Holmes - 200m breastroke
James McLenn (welcome to our recent addition to Senior Performance) - 100m backstroke
10 Silver Medals;
Olivia Lee x 3
Sadie Lucas x 2
Zebina George x 2
12 Bronze Medals;
Zebina George x 2
Emily Sharpe x 2
Olivia Lee x 2
Jamie Aldred has also won 2 bronze medals and 2 Championship Finals Bronze medals.
In addition our swimmers have won 65 rosettes (finishing between 4th-8th)
Our Otters have also achieved 8 automatic regional times and 33 base (consideration) regional times.
With another full weekend in a fortnight's time there is plenty of opportunity to add to these fantastic results
Well done to all who have represented the club so well this weekend.
Saturday 28th February
Result from Thames Valley Junior League held in Newbury
1st Staines 245
2nd Otters 222
3rd Newbury 191
4th Chesham 179
5th Maidenhead 104
6th Amersham 77
The next swim assessment for new members will be held at Maltmans School pool on Saturday 14th March.
Ten of our twelve record breakers who broke almost 200 club records in 2014 picked up their certificates at the Presentation and Quiz Night on Saturday 24th January.
More photos are available in the gallery.