11 of our bravest swimmers took part in the Regional Open Water Championships this weekend, from some of our most experienced swimmers through to some first-timers!

Marcus, Shannon and Connor took part in the 3km event first of all. All 3 raced very well, with the boys in their first open water events. Conor finished in a respectable 11th place in his age group, Marcus in 10th place and Shannon in 12th place. Shannon also secured gold in her age group in the county, and Marcus secured qualification to the National Open Water event next week in Sheffield!

Our youngest swimmer, Jess, made her Open Water debut in the novice 800m event, and after a storming start, finished in 21st place, which placed her 4th in the 11/12 year old age group in the county - not bad for someone who is yet to actually turn 11 this year!

Fleur and James were next to take to the lake, in the tougher 1.5km event. Both were first-timers to this event, James in his first ever swim and Fleur stepping up a distance after taking part last year in the 800m. Both had fantastic starts and strong swims throughout to finish in 21st and 32nd, which placed them 5th (Fleur) and 8th (James) in the county.

The final event of the day saw our Open Water veterans, Harrison, Louis, Steven and Tori take part in the gruelling 5km event. The boys had a fantastic battle in their race, with Harrison finishing first out of the three, and Steven chasing Louis down into the finish, only to be beaten on the touch. The boys finished in 1st, 2nd and 6th place, claiming two golds and a silver in their County age groups in the process.

Tori had a strong swim in the girls heat, despite a small knock right at the start of the race, but she kept her pace throughout and finished in 4th place. This was enough to secure her a gold medal in her age group for the county too!

Overall some stunning results from our swimmers, and for some a fantastic end to what has been an incredible season. Well done all!

November 17th & 18th 2018

Watford County Qualifier Open Meet

March 16th & 17th 2019

Watford Regional Qualifier Open Meet

June 22nd & 23rd 2019

Terry Davies Open Meet

  Qualifying Times & Schedules 2019

Hertfordshire County Championships 2019

East Region 2019 Long Course Champs (50m)

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