Winter Swim Extravaganza 2019 – 7th and 8th December, John Charles
A huge well done to all of our swimmers who competed at this weekend’s gala at the John Charles Centre for Sport.
40 members of our squad were able to take part in the gala, unfortunately a few swimmers had to withdraw due to illness and another handful were only able to manage some of their events, despite this they still entered 203 races, achieving 171 PBs , an extremely impressive 84%. Two of our swimmers, Tabby and Libby were missing from some of their events, as they were called at short notice to help the squad do a brilliant job in the relays at the Swim England National Winter Championships – well done to them and I hope the experience was enjoyable!
Our medal tally was also very impressive with 25 gold, 19 silver and 15 bronze medals being awarded to our swimmers over the weekend, there were also 4 speeding tickets awarded. Special mention to Jacob for achieving two speeding tickets, 6 golds, a silver and a bronze and Sophia for 5 golds, 2 silvers and a bronze.
Tilly was awarded 2 speeding tickets. Golds also went to Maggie, Indi x 2, Sophie x 3, Jimmy x 2, Eloise E x 2, Alex, Rylie x 2 and Tilly. Silvers were awarded to Indi x 2, Imogen, Sophie x 2, Rylie, Alex x 2, Jess, Zara, Sam, Freya, Harry N, Eloise E, Tabby x 2. Bronze medals were awarded to Max, Sophie x 2, Harry N x 3, Freya x 2, Michael, Charlotte M, Tabby x 2 and Tilly.
Thanks to coach Jane and Team Managers Anne, Sue, Rachel, Vicki, Mark, Nick and Rob for encouraging and helping our swimmers to achieve so highly over the weekend. Thanks also to Jo and Debs for helping YCBC out by officiating at the event.