The latest Open Meet saw 32 BASC kids travel to take part in the. Bramcote SC Open Meet over 3 sessions – so a very long day rather than a weekend – but we went hoping to build on the 234 medals/trophies we had won so far in 2018 – plus adding to the 107 Staffs County QT the amazing swimmers had already generated.
The event is age at the 25/11/18 – so this weekend the benefit was towards those born January to May – the top 6 in each event were given a medal/trophy – with the age groups being ages 10,11,12,13,14 plus. As kids from around Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire attempt to get county times this was a hotly contested meet – the meet this year was over subscribed before its closing date. 20 of the 32 kids had represented the club in the Staffs League Final the night before – so special thanks go to all parents for dedicating so much of their weekend to swimming!!!!
Swimmers achievements listed below:
All of the kids had a really great day cheering each other on – plus 85 MEDALS was a record for a one day meet and 66 PB times despite so many races having been swam at Cannock the night before and set PBs galore at the club champs a week earlier.
STAR SWIMMER – Top boy was George Preston and Top Girl was Sophie Fowkes – both won events and gained new county times on the day.
STAR RACE – 100M fly – with Lana Clamp, Bella Smith and Rachael Greener all qualifying for counties – plus Dylan Mitchell on the 100m Back.
THE ICING ON THE CAKE WAS WINNING TOP CLUB – A FIRST FOR BASC – PLUS AN AMAZING 28 KIDS WON A MEDAL IN THIS MEET!!!
10 new county times being achieved to take us to 117 times achieved by a very impressive 22 different swimmers for the County Championships in February 2019. A RECORD NUMBER OF QUALIFIERS IS ANOTHER GREAT ACHIEVEMENT IN THE RECORD BREAKING 2018.
The league tables with one meet to go are below – 60 kids have done an open with A RECORD 37 different kids winning at least 1 medal – they have now won an amazing 319 medals in 2018 which is a clear new CLUB RECORD so well done all of the swimmers.
Boys Top 4:
Girls Top 4:
Thanks as always to Simon and Ian for the guidance and assurance offered to and all the parents for cheering them all on – and Jane/Suzanne for sending the kids to race
Special mention to Craig, Chris, Jo and Debbie who all officiated all day for 3 sessions on behalf of the club.