On our first exciting journey to Swansea, we left Chalfont at 9am to go on our adventure. After 2 hours of listening to Terry's "great" One Direction CD, we stopped at a service station near the bridge to Wales for an early lunch.
After one more hour of travelling we arrived at the Cardiff International Pool for our first training session of the weekend. We had a tiring set of 2 hours of swimming but enjoyed the 30 minutes of fun we had in the leisure pool on the slides afterwards.
We then had just one more hour of travelling to reach our hotel in Swansea. We found out who we were sharing with and we were all really pleased.
Thanks to some of the parents, we had plenty of lasagne and cake to eat for tea, we were really hungry. Early to bed, alarms are set for 6.30am!
By Carla Ramsey, Ross McGarvie and Sadie Lucas.
16 Otters travelled to Maidenhead last weekend, for one of the final competitions of the season, and they all performed brilliantly. Almost all swam PBs in at least 1 event, which was a terrific result to finish the year on.
Notable performances included Georgina Vane for stepping up and racing in the final heat of both the 50m and 100m Breaststroke, racing against National level swimmers several years older than her, and Taran Glazebrook and Jack Eden who both swam fantastically paced Backstroke races in the afternoon sessions - their favoured events.
The medal haul on the day reflected the swimmers' performances:
Other strong swims on the day came from Evie Atkins, Angelina Hardy, Scott Jackson, Zoe Jackson, Faris Lovejoy and Emma Peters.
A fantastic end to the season for our young Otters! Well done!
Results from the Age Group events tonight can be downloaded from here.
The Family Relay result is available here too.
Club records were broken in 200 fly by Olivia Lee and Charley Huggett. Sam Phippen broke records in 100 Free and 50 Back.
Congratulations to all those who swam the 1500m Free event for club champs this weekend. Congratulations to Jamie Aldred for taking the club records for 14, 15, 16 and Open age groups with his swim of 17:58.17 and to Sadie Lucas for taking the 10 year old age group record with her swim of 23:41.77
The results for the girls can be downloaded here.
The results for the boys can be downloaded here.
Well done to Sam Phippen and Sam Clark. Both set new club records in the 400IM at Club Champs on 7th July. Sam C took the 12 & under record below 6 minutes with 5:57.79 and Sam P took the 14 and 15 year old records with 5:13.57. Full results from the 400m night at Chalfont can be downloaded here and are also on Hytek Online.