Monthly Archives: May 2018
Stowmarkets four qualifying Juniors enjoyed a full programme of swimming with some superb results at Aspire 50m pool at Luton, where they were taking part in the East Region Long Course Swimming Championships for 14yrs/under over the Bank Holiday weekend. The four swimmers Izzy Barber , Sophie Lander, James Clay and Matthew Brown swam a total of 32 swims. 12 year old Izzy was making her debut qualifying and swimming 3 great swims all long course personal bests in 50m Free 31.88 and 100m Backstroke 1.17.84 with her 50m Backstroke putting her into a worthy 12th position in 35.37secs.
James (13yrs) was in top form over this 3 day event swimming a total of 7 events in his second regionals, and all swims were Long Course Pbs, James made 3 Finals, in the 200m IM he finished in a worthy 7th in a Final he didnt expect to make, In his favourite event 200m Breaststroke he stormed to take Bronze achieving a pb 2.47.86.Then in his 100m Breaststroke he went into the final ranked 7th and finished 4th just missing out on a medal in a very exciting and close final, but achieving yet another LC PB of 1.18.11.
Talented Sophie (13)swam in a total of 9 events, again achieving many LC PBs. Sophie also made 3 finals, in the 50m Freestyle sprinted to 7th place achieving a new long course PB of 29.33, Sophies favourite stroke is Backstroke this is where she had two very close finals , in the 100m Backstroke, Sophie stormed to Silver in 109.30 (PB) then in the 50m Backstroke she had a very close and exciting final finishing in Bronze medal position with yet another PB 32.28. Hopefully these two Backstroke times should be good enough to secure Sophie a place in the Summer English Natonals in August.
Matthew (13) also at his 2nd Regionals although last year he just had 3 Regional Times this year he has achieved eleven qualifying times and swam them all doing a great job and achieving many Long Course PBs and making 3 Finals in his No.1. stroke Butterfly. Matthew swam these very strongly building all the way and achieved 6th place in the 100m Butterfly in a PB time of 108.86, and in the 200m Fly Matthew had a great Final gradually catching, chasing and passing many of the other swimmers and swimming yet another PB 2.31.05 which was 8 secs faster than his heat time, this earned Matthew a well desrved Bronze Medal.
Well Done to you all , Stowmarket is very proud of you all.
Six of Stowmarkets finest 15+ years Swimmers qualified and competed at the Swim Englands East Regions Long Course Championships which was held at the UEA Norwich, 5th,6th,7th May 2018
Calvin (centre above)took a few hours out of his studying medicine and was pleased to achieve 2 lifetime pbs in 200m Breast and 200m Butterfly and achieve 8th place in the final with yet another pb.
William (left) swam well in 100m Breast, 100m F/s (pb) 200m Breast, 50m Breast, and made his first Regional Final in the 200mIM (pb)taking 7th place.
Manfred (centre) was in good form swimming in 9 events 50m Back 5th in Final , 100m Butterfly pb and Silver in the Final, good swims in 100m F/s, 200m Butterfly, 50m F/s,200m Back Bronze in Final ,100m Back=pb+ Bronze in Final, 50m Butterfly with big pb and another Bronze in the Final. Manfred is now looking forward to swimming in the British Championships and Swim England Championships in the Summer.
Lewis (right) Did a great job swimming in his first Regional Championships in 50m Breast , achieving a big pb.
Lija,(left) winner of the Gold for the 16yrs 50m Backstroke, this great swim should be a qualifying swim for British Summer Championships and Ella also swimming really well in her first Regional Championships she got 2 big pbs in the 100m Butterfly and 100m Breast . Well Done to you all.
Sorry there will be no swimming this Sunday Morning 13th May as we have over 55 swimmers competing at West Suffolk Meet this weekend, and most of the Coaches and Teachers will be there also. Sorry for any Inconvenience.