How fantastic was last week, with our first Club Championships in two years. A massive well done to everybody taking part, first time participants, medalists, Champions, new record holders and those gaining their county times.
There were lots of great races: wins by a fingertip, surprise winners, determination to finish, superb poolside support from all swimmers to each other – sibblings, friends and between the different squads (particularly well done to the older guys supporting the younger group competing for the first time).
Congratulations to the 27 Champions of 2021: Jaeden; Toby; Lily; Scarlett; Xavier; Rhys; Sadie; Daisy; Benjamin; Lawrence; Gabrielle; Anna; Ivan; Noah; Ehi; Lourdes; Oliver; Jared; Eleanor; Conor; Adrian R; Lyra; Chloe; Joshua; Isaac; Helen; Gareth
Personal favorite swim, as tweeted by the Club and later by Tom, was Luke Q competing in his first competition and swimming 395 of 400m freestyle with his goggles hanging off. Great determination by this young fella and with absolutely everybody cheering him on, we hope he looks back at the race and rightly feels proud.
All swimmer times are in the link at the end of this report, including a list of PBs, but let’s also list the new Lancs County times here, some swimmers qualifying for the first time:
Adrian R – 50 Free
Ivan L – 50 Free
Maks K – 50 Free
Lily D – 400 Free, 100 Fly
Oliver G – 50 Breast
Lawrence N – 50 Breast, 100 Breast
Ben O – 100 Breast
Marcia B – 200 Back
Noah LT – 50 Fly
Jae Den – 100 Fly
Daisy L – 200 IM
Toby M – 200 IM
Finally, a thank you to all the supporters of the event: Elaine, Glenis, Phil, Anne C, Wendy, Mike D, David, Claire, Hanna, Nicola, Lizzie, Frankie, Anne R, Bonnie, Chris, Shelley, Debbie, Tina, Barbara, Helen, Mike L, Kate, Duncan L, Jared, Sue and of course Annie. Officials, sportsystems, timekeepers, announcers and guest of honours – without all these people over the three days, there would be no way we could have this as a licensed gala and it was brilliant you could support us.