Wolverhampton Open Meet November 2019: Times and Report

Wolverhampton LC, Wolverhampton – 30th November and 1st December 2019

The event is age at the 1/12/19 – so this weekend the benefit was towards those born January to May – the top 3 in each event were given a medal/trophy – with the age groups being ages 10,11,12,13,14, 15 and 16 plus. As kids from around west midlands attempt to get county and regional times in one of our highest level open meets we do all year.

All of the kids had a really great weekend and pushed hard against some top level swimmers We won 36 medals, 81 county times and 6 regional times – with an amazing 43 PB times as our top kids gained faster times for Staffs 2020 heats.

STAR SWIMMER –Katie Spooner, Jack Ward, and Sophie Fowkes – all won events and gained new PB times on the 2 days.

STAR RACE – Regional swims by Katie Spooner ( 100m Free, 50m Fly and 100m Fly), George Greener (100m Fly and 200m IM) and Matt Gates ( 100m Free ) – Toby Durkan becoming the 33rd BASC swimmer to make Counties 2020.

Medals haul per swimmer was:-

5         Jack Ward, Katie Spooner and Sophie Fowkes

4         George Greener and Ella Cooper

3         Fin Brown and Matt Gates

2         Adam Doughty

1          Jaina Muogbo, George Preston, Matt Appelbee, Georgia Ulyett and Connor Small

We now have 182 QT times achieved by a very impressive 33 different swimmers for the County Championships in February 2020. A RECORD NUMBER OF QUALIFIERS IS ANOTHER GREAT ACHIEVEMENT IN THE RECORD BREAKING 2019.

The league tables with one meet to go are below – 65 kids have done an open with A RECORD 51 different kids winning at least 1 medal – they have now won an amazing 304 medals in 2019 so well done all of the swimmers

Boys top 4:-

Position Swimmer  No. Medals
  1   Matt Gates   28
  2   George Greener   25
  3   Jack Ward    12
4  George Preston   11

Girls top 4:-

Position Swimmer  No. Medals
  1   Ella Cooper & Sophie Fowkes     24
  2   Katie Spooner   23
  3   Georgia Ulyett   14

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