So, the swimming season ended and a new one is about to begin. There have been lots of changes this season to the club, some highs, some lows…but mostly highs! We saw some great swims this season from our members, a positive commitment to the club and their own personal ongoing development, we can be very proud of all of them.
Tom Hogg won Gold in the 200m backstroke event at the Sussex County Championships! He also won Silver in the 200m IM, Bronze in the 100m freestyle and a rosette in the 50m freestyle. All four were base Regional Qualifying times.
Also in action this weekend were Abbie Turner and Grace Womersley, both swimming PBs and Abby winning a rosette in the 400m freestyle. Great work guys!
We have had a fab first weekend at the Sussex County Age Group Championships. Alys won Bronze in the 200m butterfly, whilst Tom has amassed two silver medals, two Bronze medals and three rosettes! He clinched Bronze in the 100m butterfly final in a very exciting finish with a further 3 second PB and his first automatic Regional Qualifying Time (RQT). Tom also achieved base RQTs in his 200m freestyle and100m backstroke. Every swim by both Alys and Tom were new PBs!
Congratulations to Abbie Turner who finished 4th in the 800m Junior Championship event at K2, Crawley on Sunday 7th February. Abbie was also the fastest 16 year old, finishing 6th in the 16 years & over age group. A well deserved result for Abbie!
Referee Mark Webb and starter Martin Stone were there representing Bognor too in their official capacity – thank you!
Abbie, Alys, Amber, Daisy and Grace W all competed for BRSC in the Girls Junior Championship at the Sussex County ASA Relay Championships in Horsham today. Finishing 19th in the freestyle 4 x 50 relay and 22nd in the medley 4 x 50 relay, they improved their seeding by two in both races.
Daisy swam Pbs in both lead legs giving the girls a fab start. Great team work girls! The mum’s were in action too with Tina, Arabella and Liz all helping poolside with heat marshalling.
Thank you ladies!
Well done to the five swimmers who represented BRSC in the Sussex County ASA Winter Competition. Tom Hogg, Katie White, Amber Macrae, Alys Turner and Abbie Turner all qualified for this top county short course competition.
Katie won her 200 free & 50 back events, with 2nd places in the 100 free, 100 & 200 breast. Abbie came 2nd in the 200 back & 200 free and 3rd in the 200 fly. Tom came 2nd in the 200 back & 200 IM; 3rd in the 100 back & 100 fly.
In the Age Group overall points competition, Tom Hogg had a very successful first county competition finishing 2nd in the 12 year boys; whilst Katie White came 6th in the 10 year girls, despite only swimming in the first weekend. So a fantastic performance all round, WELL DONE to all five swimmers!
Five have also already qualified for the main Sussex County ASA Championships which 3 are swum long course in February: Tom Hogg, Grace Womersley, Amber Macrae, Alys Turner and Abbie Turner. Now swim- ming for Millfield School, Katie will compete in the Somerset Counties in 2016.