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Watford Swimming Club
Our two Peanuts Squads competed in the first round of the 2016 competition this past weekend.
The A SQUAD, reigning Division 1 Champions kicked off their campaign with a confident victory at Potters Bar against Verulam, Harpendon, Bishop Stortford, Stevenage and Hatfield B. Lots of great swims from experianced and unexperianced swimmers alike.
The B SQUAD, newly promoted from Div 3 after a fantastic year in 2015 again showed their worth by coming 3rd. They had a much depleted squad but still swam out of their skins to cement their presence in Division 2.
Onwards and Upwards for both Teams next Month for Round 2
Abi, Marcus, Cat, Sophie, Tori, Emily, Harrison, Louis and Lucy represent Watford at day 2 of Regionals 2016.
The morning session saw Marcus and Abi just miss out on finals in the 200m Breast and 100m Breast respectively, both unused reserves.
Louis Hines collected a well deserved Bronze in the 50m Free(PB: 27.97) to go with his silver in yesterdays 100m Free in the S14 catagory. This crowning of a fantastic couple of weekends for Louis after returning from Nationals.
In the first event of the day, the 200m Butterfly, our "fly specialist" qualified for the final in 4th place. In true Harrison style he saved his best for last showing us what strength of character he has by surpassing expectations and achieving a Silver Medal in the final taking a further 4 seconds of his morning swim with a time of 2:22.60. We tried for an interview with Sarah but as of yet, she has not recovered enough from all the euphoria of the occasion. No doubt we shall all hear about it over the next week ;-). Well done Harrison, awesome swimming.
Cat "it was only an orange juice" Holmes also swam well in the 100m Breast and was happy with her time of 1:23.98
Again, all our swimmers swam well and did the club proud. To qualify for Regionals is an achievement in itself so congratulations to you all.
A special mention to Emily Sellen who was swimming for the first time in competition at a 50m pool--nothing like going in at the deep end eh !! We may only have a small presence but we held our heads up high. Onwards and Upwards.. Day 3 awaits
After some great swimming WATFORD SC finished Runners Up to COSTA in this years Tape Trophy Gala last Saturday Night at The Furzefield Pool, Potters Bar. With a fantastic atmosphere provided by both audiance and fellow swimmers the night was a great way for some of our younger team to experiance a Gala for the first time. You all did brilliantly and hopefully with this under your belt your thirst for competitive swimming will grow stronger. Onwards and Upwards !!!!
Congratulations to our Herts Major League Team who won their 3rd Round Gala to ensure another Year in Division 1. All our swimmers pulled out fantastic swims to Top the B Final. Out of 49 races we secured Seventeen 1sts, Nine 2nds and Nine 3rds without a single DQ either. Your Coach was very proud of you all!!
Official Results can be found HERE
A Small continguency of Watford swimmers also attended the Guilford Springboard Long Course Gala this weekend performing very well and collecting PB's and Medals against a strong set of Participants. Clubs from as far abreast as Peterborough. London, and Somerset competed in this Level 1 Meet. Well done to you all, especially as both days consisted of very early starts!!
Go Team WATFORD !!!
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