Last weekend 20 Chalfont Otters swimmers made a journey to the Maxwell Level 2 Open Meet at Aylesbury.
For Libby Button it was her first taste of a swimming competition and she swam well.
Overall we had a brilliant weekend with 23 county qualifying times, 33 top three medal placings (7 first, 16 second & 10 third places) and lots of Pb’s achieved.
Otters top medal winner swimmers were:
Thank you to everyone who supported the swimmers at the weekend.
The ASA runs an Inter-County Team Event each year in October. This event attracts the best swimmers from across all county and all the English Counties. There are two divisions to the event and Berkshire & South Buckinghamshire County is currently in Division 1. The Event is usually on a Sunday with the team travelling on the Saturday up to Sheffield and staying overnight.
This year we are very proud the announce that Sam Clark and James McClenn have been selected to swim and represent our county on the 18th October at the National Inter-County Team Competition. (We can not remember when Otters were represented in the Inter-County, if you do, please let us know).
We wish Sam, James and Berkshire & South Buckinghamshire County good luck!!!
Also, we are proud that two of our young swimmers, Sadie Lucas and Daniella Hoyland, have been selected by ASA South East to attend a two day camp on the 11th & 24th October; and the Berkshire & South Buckinghamshire County organised Regional Level Camp is taking place at Crystal Palace on the 26th-27th September where we are able to send five of our swimmers: Max McGarvie, Ross McGarvie, Hugo Lane, Zebina George and Zoe Jackson.
Enjoy the camp and carry on swimming hard!
Chalfont Otters Swimming Club participated and hosted the Milton Keynes Junior League final round held at Amersham last night. All Chalfont swimmers swam really well against the oppositions - Barnes, Brompton, Leander, Witney & Wantage - and finished 3rd place.
Our swimmers have achieved lots of PBs and 8 first places: Haniya Glazebrook - 9yrs old girls 25m breaststroke; Jason Vaughan - 9yrs old boys 25m breaststroke; Maddie Rae - 9yrs old girls 25m backstroke; Harry Gibb - 9yrs old boys Backstroke; Zöe Holligan - 10yrs old girls 50m freestyle; Daniella Hoyland - 11yrs old girls 50m butterfly & 12 yrs old boys medley (Taran Glazebrook, Scott Jackson, Michael Zeineddine & Max McGarvie) & freestyle (Scott Jackson, Andreas Bazigos, Michael Zeineddine & Max McGarvie) teams.
The final results were:
A great performance by all of our swimmers who competed over the 3 rounds!!!
Saturday afternoon saw a good sized group of Otter families turn out for some frantic picnicing and relaxed rounders. Or something like that. With the weather looking less than promising to start with those who concentrated on the picnics wrapped their hoodies around them ever tighter while the rounders players were soon warmed up and wiping the sweat from their brows with energetic running, wild bat swinging and a lot of somewhat dubious bowling. The varying levels of competitive spirit soon showed them selves with the Jackson family clearly aiming for a contract with the Boston Red Sox and a tilt at next years World Series and Taran and Sam setting their sights on Dodgeball fame. Nice bump on the head Taran! Those fielders who ducked when the ball came their way clearly need to man up. We know who you are for next time.
After qualifying rounds, knockout rounds, 3rd place playoffs and a final there was a worthy winning team but with players drifting in and out and from game to game there's no way your humble reporter could give you a clear idea of the winner. With the rewards doled out from firstly the sweet box and then the ice cream supply there was no evidence left afterwards either. Maybe you can figure it out from the pictures that can be found in the photo gallery in the members area. But maybe not.
Sam Phippen and James McClenn had an outstanding ASA Summer Nationals in Sheffield. Well done to Sam for winning a Gold Medal in the 15YO 100m Backstroke and a Silver medal in the 15YO 200m Backstroke and well done too for a fantastic gold medal for James in the 12/13YO 50m Backstroke.
The medal winning results are below.
There's also a mention in the Bucks Examiner.
|1.||James McClenn||13||Chalfont Otters||29.51||+ 0.69||540|
|2.||James Cooper||13||Romford Town||29.83||+ 0.80||523|
|3.||Aaron Carroll||13||Munster IRL||30.24||+ 0.81||502|
|4.||Luke Pullen||13||Havant & Waterlooville||30.29||+ 0.66||499|
|5.||Sean Scannell||13||Leinster IRL||30.50||+ 0.88||489|
|6.||Kyo Tanner||13||Preston||30.53||+ 0.73||488|
|7.||Cole Lee||13||Co Leicester||30.59||+ 1.04||485|
|8.||Jacob Davies||13||Chase||31.16||+ 1.02||459|
|9.||Joshua Cowham||13||Thanet Swim||31.23||+ 0.89||456|
|10.||Tyler Thomas||13||Chatteris||31.43||+ 0.68||447|
|1.||Harry Middleton||15||Plymouth Leander||2:12.99||+ 0.78||596||29.93||1:03.10||1:37.56|
|2.||Samuel Phippen||15||Chalfont Otters||2:14.73||+ 0.81||573||30.57||1:04.51||1:39.76|
|3.||Miles McAuliffe||15||Co Milton Keynes||2:15.08||+ 0.75||568||31.26||1:05.47||-|
|4.||Matthew Richmond||15||Northampton||2:15.90||+ 0.85||558||33.10||1:08.53||1:42.35|
|5.||Henry Hickson||15||Loftus Dolphins||2:16.27||+ 0.66||554||31.84||1:06.20||1:41.70|
|6.||Tom Gambold||15||Millfield||2:16.56||+ 0.73||550||31.94||1:06.67||1:42.59|
|7.||Matthew Gray||15||Co Peterboro||2:16.81||+ 0.80||547||31.90||1:06.43||1:42.31|
|8.||Lewis Gilchrist||15||Co Oxford||2:17.00||545||32.20||1:06.98||1:42.23|
|10.||Thomas Lewis||15||Grantham||2:18.68||+ 0.78||525||32.47||1:07.88||1:43.47|
|1.||Samuel Phippen||15||Chalfont Otters||1:01.80||+ 0.70||593||29.89|
|2.||Matthew Gray||15||Co Peterboro||1:01.95||+ 0.77||589||30.10|
|3.||Adam Wilkes||15||Co Leicester||1:02.68||+ 0.72||569||30.31|
|4.||Tom Gambold||15||Millfield||1:02.76||+ 0.91||566||30.32|
|5.||Takudzwanashe Chaza||15||Mt Kelly||1:03.11||+ 0.83||557||30.33|
|6.||Harvey Karavis||15||Windsor||1:03.30||+ 0.98||552||30.89|
|7.||Samuel Taylor||15||Co Salford||1:04.03||+ 0.55||533||30.86|
|8.||Luke Wilby||15||AbingdonVale||1:04.08||+ 0.81||532||31.00|
|9.||James Rowell||15||Romford Town||1:04.56||+ 0.64||520||31.43|
|10.||Nathan Wood||15||Cleethorpes||1:04.80||+ 1.22||514||32.38|
The new swimming season starts on Tuesday 1st September and Otters will be returning to the normal timetable and Friday 28th August is the last day of the holiday timetable as there is no swimming on Bank Holiday Monday.
Well done to Sam Phippen who swam in the 50m backstroke at Summer Champs this morning, Thursday 30th, and clocked a 29.40 just outside his PB. Sam came 13th in his age group out of 22 competitors.