Club Champs round up


There were some great performances over the last ten days of competition in the 2014 Club Championships.  Over 180 swimmers took part entering 1,400 swims and producing over 750 personal bests times, many of them improving on times set in the last few months, whilst almost 200 were first time swims.  38 Club Records were smashed, 3 swimmers obtained their first ever Regional qualifying times and 16 swimmers qualified for County Championships.  Full results are available on the online database, Meet Mobile or can be downloaded from here.

Of the 38 new Club Records set in the course of Club Championship, 16 year old Aimee Abrey set an astonishing nine.  Congratulations also to our other new record holders, Rachel Barber (setting 4 new records), Alice Fender, Tony Gaines, Emily Jelfs (5), James McFarlane (2), Lois Moore (2), Georgia Purkis, Charlie Rayner (6), Grace Rayner (2), Tilly Stratford, Max Jelfs and Freddie Woodcock (3).

Eleanor Bevan, Georgia Purkis and Lauren Windsor achieved their first ever Regional Championship qualifying times.  The number of events in which Hemel swimmers have qualified to swim at Regionals next year more than doubled during the course of the Club Championships.

16 swimmers qualified for the 2015 County Championships during Club Champs taking the total qualified to participate to over 70 in 450 events; congratulations to Fynn Archibald, Freya Beresford, Neil Brevern, Holly Carter, Sonny Carter, Joe Coldwell, Chris Cox, Elinor Ferguson, Lois Goad, Libby Grant, Helen Jennings, Harrison Mills, Megi Prince, Chloe Purkis, Holly Robinson and Amber Stratford.

There were too many great races and performances during the championships to comment on individually but congratulations to the winners of the various events.

  Girls Boys
7&U      Georgia Wendleken Fenner Balch
    Areyan Sooriyakumar

8 Kizzie Beckwith Finley Guest
  Grace Cawley William Isaacs
  Holly Robinson Mason O’Brien
  Tilly Stratford

9 Tijana Catchpole Chibikem Ezennia
  Libby Grant Dylan Kennell
  Elizabeth Kelly  Henry Newbury-Kemp
    Nathan Whiting

10 Milly Anderton Reuben Balch
  Freya Beresford Elliott Davies
  Tilly Beckwith Ciaran Kilbane
    Mason Mills

11 Rebecca Coulson Seyi Bankole
  Lois Emery Luke Pestaille
  Lois Goad  
  Clara Stancombe 

12 Izzy Anderton Joe Coldwell
  Eleanor Bevan Jonny Farrow
  Shone McKenna  
  Georgia Purkis

13 Leanne Abrey Jamie Ayres
  Alice Fender Max Jelfs
  Shaminah Sherwani-Keeling    Charlie Rayner

14-15 Emily Jelfs Sonny Carter
  Chloe Purkis Kyle Holmes
  Rebecca Sewell Harrison Newbury-Kemp
  Lauren Windsor

16-24 Aimee Abrey Tom Frewin
  Bethany Masters Josh Gaines
  Lois Moore Jacob Hutchings
  Grace Rayner Tom Sherriff
    Freddie Woodcock

25+ Rachel Barber Mark Ayres
    Jerome Charpy
    Mike Foskett
    Tony Gaines
    Kevin McKenna
    James McFarlane


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