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Counties 2017  – Weekend 1





Counties 2017 started with a bang for Watford’s swimmers this year. 50 swimmers made the journey to Borehamwood this weekend to compete in over 150 heat swims across the 100m events and 200 IM.



First events of the weekend were 100 Butterfly and 100 Backstroke, with 40 swimmers qualifying for these events in total.





In the 100 Fly, 24 swimmers took on some gruelling swims, with 10 swimmers qualifying for the championship finals: Gemma Nottage, Harriet Clements, Erin O’Meara, Ceri Heard, Theo Lim, Jason Hicks, Dan Ord, Enzo Lim, Alex Williams and Devesh Kapoor. Four further PBs were posted in the finals and Devesh, Dan and Erin took away one gold and two bronze medals respectively.



The 100 Backstroke events saw half of the heat swims produce PBs and 15 swimmers qualifying for finals: Jason, Alex Williams, Enzo, Ben Green, Ketan Rach, Nathaniel Olayomi, Niamh O’Meara, Megan Worley, Gemma, Harriet, Eleanor Craig, Eleanor, Alex Lawman, Fiona Holmes and Sophie Burns. A further three bronze medals were claimed by Eleanor, Harriet and Ketan in some tough races.



Saturday evening also saw the 200 IM events take place, where we had 32 swimmers ready for some fast evening swims. In a heat declared winner situation, all the swimmers stepped up, swimming 13 PBs and Alex Williams, Erin and Emily Sellen claiming two golds and a bronze between them.



Sunday was the turn of the 100 Breaststroke and 100 Freestyle swimmers, fresh from a good night’s sleep and ready for some even faster swimming.



12 PBs were posted in the 100 Freestyle events with 11 swimmers qualifying for finals (Enzo, Alex Williams, Dan, Ben, Ketan, Megan, Niamh, Gemma, Erin, Leanne Carey and Sophie) and claiming another three medals between them – Enzo (gold), Erin and Leanne (bronze).



The 100 Breaststroke events again saw half of the heats swims producing lifetime best performances, and 14 swimmers progressing to championship finals: Megan, Harriet, Erin, Eleanor, Fleur Hines, Emily, William Buckley, Alex Williams, Enzo, Charlie Taverner, Ben, Ketan, Lewis Shayler and Marcus Kemp. A further 5 personal bests were swum in the finals and our swimmers produced our biggest medal haul in one event too! 8 medals were won by Alex Williams, Erin (gold), Ben, Emily, Enzo, Lewis, Megan (silver) and Eleanor (bronze).



On top of all those personal bests and medals, our swimmers also managed to bag themselves Regional qualifying times for the championships in May this year. Swimming qualifying times this weekend were: Ben (5), Enzo (4), Erin (4), Harrison Lees (4), Alex Williams (3), Ketan (3), Eleanor (2), Charlie (1), Dan (1), Devesh (1), Emily (1), Fleur (1), Lewis (1), Marcus (1) and Nathaniel (1).



A huge well done to all of our swimmers for this weekend. Now onto the next one – bring it on!

November 25th & 26th 2017

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