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Great swimming from all at the first weekend of our Club Championships!

I’m absolutely delighted with all the performances so far at our Club Champs.

There were over 150 PBs, with a PB rate of over 75%.

23 new county times were swum, including two by Ashton Netherwood even though he will still be too young to compete in the counties! The others were (in no particular order!) Max Williams, Oliver Napier, Millie Iden, Ella Thornburg, Emily Carman, Jessie Brown, Ed Clark, Archie Strowger, Jess Frayne, Matty Smith, Will Le Merle, Holly Brockwell, Will Clark and Ella Napier. Many more improved their qualifying times.

Jessie Brown swam a regional base qualifying time in her 200 breaststroke – but she will have to do this again as times must come from level 3 meets and above! Club champs are licensed at level 4.

Our Referee Mark Savill was presented with a special trophy in recognition of his outstanding work over many years both at the club and around the county refereeing and training new officials. He was running a J1 course prior to the Club Champs for 5 of our new J1 trainees. This trophy is one of our Annual Awards.

Arena League this coming weekend (come and support us at the Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth 6.30pm Saturday 9th Dec); then we continue with our Club Championships on Tuesday 12th Dec. Please remember there is no training that night if you are not competing.

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