Saturday saw the Level 1 meet hosted by Bracknell & Wokingham SC at Aldershot pool and the attending Otters had a pretty good day picking up ten medals. Sam Clark won a gold medal for 200m breast and a silver at 100m back for 11 year olds. Luke Moloney won Gold for 13 years at 100m back. Jamie Aldred took two silvers, in 12 year olds for 50m free and 200m free and Maya Semyonova-Hoyland took another two silvers for 13 year olds at 200m breast and 400m IM. Angus Guironnet also got silver in 13 year olds 400m IM. Sam Phippen won two bronze, at 50m free and 200m back and Katie Norris got bronze in the 12 year olds 200m free.
As well as the medals a number of club long course records, including some long standing ones, were broken. Jamie had a very speedy day breaking four records at 12 years old, 50m free, 100m free, 200m free and 200m IM. Sam C took the 11 years 100m and also broke the 200m IM held since 2003 by Joshua Radvan. Katie improved her own 12 years 100m free and Maya broke a ten year old record in the 13yr 400m IM. Ross McGarvie smashed Darrell Baker's 2004 record at 11 yr 200m free and Angus took Greg West's 2003 record in the 13 year 400m IM.
We are now able to offer a new, official Otters bullet-style swim hat with swimmers names printed on them. These new hats supposedly offer an improved, crease-free fit and create optimum comfort, outstanding hydrodynamic performance and are easy to use.
The hats can have the swimmers' name printed on them in a variety of formats, see the order form for details. The hats take 8-12 weeks for delivery and will cost £20 as opposed to £10 for the standard named club swim hat, which we will, of course, continue to stock as well as the unnamed club hats. As soon as we have completed forms for 20 hats we will send the order off. Be one of the first!
To place your order please print this form, complete the details below and pass it to us at the shop directly or via the Otters box at Chalfont Leisure Centre.
Saturday 11th May saw the Long Course Wycombe Sprint Meet take place at Handy Cross. Those swimmers who managed to secure entries in this over-subscribed event set some good times and picked up a handful of medals.
Sam Phippen led the way in the 13 year old events with a gold in 50m Backstroke and a bronze in 50m Breaststroke. Maya Semyonova-Hoyland got three silvers in the 50m Back, 100m Back and 50m Free for 13 year olds and a bronze in the 100m Free. Luke Moloney came home with two silvers from the 13 year old 50m Breast and 100m Back.
Amanda Newman took silver in the 11 year old 50m Fly and Scott Jackson grabbed the 9 & under 100m Breaststroke. Bronze medals were won by Daniella Hoyland, Ross McGarvie and Katie Norris in the 100m Free at 9 & under, 11 and 12 year old respectively. Last but not least Harry Simmonds won bronze at 12 year old 50m Free.
Four club records were set. Maya Semyonova-Hoyland took the 13 & under 50m Backstroke, Daniella Hoyland lowered her own 100m free record, Amanda Newman lowered her 100m Butterfly and Scott Jackson opened a new record for 9 & under 100 Breaststroke.
The club has been successfully growing over the last year and with higher attendance at training sessions some of times have become very full. To offer better quality coaching and a safer environment the club has secured some additional pool time at Teikyo School on Monday evenings and there have been a number of timetable changes to make use of this, which we hope will benefit all squads.
To enable the best use of this pool time there are a number of changes. The Wednesday swim for Apprentice squad at Amersham has been moved to Monday 7:30-8:30pm at Teikyo. The last Apprentice swim at Amersham will be next Wednesday the 8th May.
The Thursday swim for Junior County at Chalfont has been moved to Wednesday at Amersham which will now become 19:00 to 21:00. The last Junior County Thursday swim will be tonight, 2nd May.
The updated timetable is available here.
Please note also that due to the Bank Holidays during May there is no swimming on Monday 6th May or Monday 27th May.