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This 1st May bank holiday weekend saw the Senior section of this year's Regional Championships at Luton. Watford had 9 individual swimmers qualify, plus 2 relay teams.

 

Day 1


Saturday started with the girls 200m fly in which Ceri Heard swam a long course PB. Up next were Harrison and Ashley in the 100m fly. Ashley swam a PB and Harrison qualified for the final, where he came 5th in a new PB.

Fiona was up next in the 50m Free and swam a very strong race breaking 30 seconds long course for the 1st time. Leanne swam a very solid 28 sec for her 50m Freestyle. These races were followed by both Harrison and Marcus in the 50m Backstroke, Marcus edged out Harrison in the battle of the Watford boy's with both boys swimming a fantastic 30.4/5sec race. Then it was time for the girls 200m Breaststroke where Emily and Lucy both competed well. Marcus carried on the breaststroke theme and swam a very strong 100m  time. For me this was one of the races of the weekend with Marcus executing some great races tactics.

After a little break we had Harrison back in the pool competing in the 400m I.M. Again he swam well setting a new long course PB. Emily finished off her day with the 50m Breast with another good time. Tying up Day 1 we had the 14-16yrs boys medley relay team. The team of Harrison (bk) , Marcus (br) , Dev (fly) and Ethan (fr) swam a good strong race which placed them in the Top 10 in the East Region. All the boys swam well and showed great team spirt.

 

Day 2

Harrison carried on from where he left off the night before with butterfly, but this time over the longer distance -200m. He swam a good race which put him into the evenings final. Lucy and Emily both competed in the 100 Breaststroke where they both swam good races with excellent turn skills. Marcus again swam a long course PB in the 50m Breast with a very strong finish. Leanne swam bang on her PB in the 100m Free, a good sign for the up and coming relay. Harrison had two more races left today; 50m Free, which he swam just off his PB and the 400m Free, again just off his PB. Emily swam her longest race of the meet in the 400m IM where she did not disappoint and produced a strong race throughout.
The older girls secured a top 4 place in the 4x100m medley team. Sophie led off with the backstroke leg and swam a long course PB. Handing over to Emily on the Breaststroke leg she swam  her fastest time of the weekend. Ceri swam a strong fly leg and set it up for Leanne on the Freestyle in which she swam a big long course PB. Harrison swam a solid 200m fly final and came in a very respectable 7th place.

 

Day 3

 

The energy levels of the swimmers had a boost with the arrival of Louis after his exploits in Sheffield the previous few days! Louis did not waste anytime and picked up 3 golds in the 200mi IM, 100m Backstroke and the 200m Free. Both Harrison and Sophie swam in the 200m IM races and picked up  top 8 places. Harrison and Marcus went on and swam long course PB's in the 100m Back. Leanne swam a very well paced 200m Free and picked up another long course PB.

The last races of the session saw Ceri, Ashley and Harrison compete in the 50m fly. Ceri swam on her PB, Ashley set a long course PB and Harrison just missed his.

The older swimmers set a good standard in these Regionals, so the pressure is on the younger ones later in the month!

 

Regards,



Kelvin Jones

Thank you to all the clubs who attended our Open Meet this weekend. Two days of fast swimming. I hope your swimmers had some great swims and secured lots of PB's and Regional Qualifying times.
A massive thank you to all the officials and helpers; without you we can't run these events.

 

The session results can be found by clicking on the links below

 

 

If you enjoyed this meet then please join us at our next two date meet on the 17th and 18 th June with our IM and Freestyle skins competitions with cash prizes !
Thank You to all the swimmers who turned up last Sunday for our 2017 Peanuts League trials
Click Here for all the results
 
Regards
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TAPE GALA : POTTERS BAR : SATURDAY 4TH MARCH 2017

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS

REULTS HERE

 



Thirty of our 9 - 12 yr olds travelled to Potters Bar to represent Watford at the Tape Gala, a Team Gala

held by Potters bar Swimming club annually.The team was made up of of some of our most most

experienced under 13's,and some first timers to the gala scene.

 
 Excellent Night for Watford Swimming Club at Herts ASA Presentation evening

 



Lets start with the headlines Watford 2nd club overall at County Champs , well done to all our swimmers for this great result. Girls were 3rd overall in the age groups ( 15 and under ) and boys were second and then the senior girls came 2nd.

On the night awards are presented to swimmers who come in the top 8 in their age group , this is based on the points you score in your best 50, 100, 200 and distance event. To qualify you must swim something from each category.

So Counties 2017 is now over, but what a finish to the championships for our young swimmers.
Kicking off the weekend with the 400 freestyle and individual events, we had 28 Watford swimmers tackling these longer races on Saturday. The girls started the racing well with 6 PBs between them and Erin O’Meara bringing home a silver medal, as well as claiming a regional qualifying time. In the boys 400 IM, we saw another 6 PBs with Lewis Shayler, Alex Williams and Devesh Kapoor claiming medals (gold, silver and bronze respectively), with those three along with Ketan Rach qualifying for regionals.

 
Watford's swimmers continued their successful run at this year's County Championships with another staggering weekend's worth of swimming.
Starting off the weekend with the 50m breaststroke and 200m freestyle events, we were well represented with 29 swimmers in the breaststroke and 36 in the freestyle. After some impressive performances in the heats, Enzo Lim, Charlie Taverner, Alex Williams, Ben Green, Ketan Rach, Lewis Shayler, Gemma Nottage, Megan Worley, Harriet Clements, Ellie Williams, Erin O'Meara, Fleur Hines, Emily Sellen and Leanne Carey made the breaststroke finals, bringing home 5 medals between them - gold for Erin and Alex W, and silver for Enzo, Ben and Ellie. There were also 24 PBs swum in the freestyle, with Enzo and Erin achieving regional times, and 4 swimmers claiming medals (Erin and Enzo - silver, Gemma and Ketan - bronze).

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East Swimming 2018 Long Course Champs (50m)

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