National Qualifier Sunderland Aquatic Pool

Some fantastic results were achieved by the young swimmers at Wear Valley Amateur Swimming Club. Ten swimmers competed at the “National Qualifier” held at Sunderland Aquatic Centre on the weekend of 23-25th March 2018. The standard of swimming was extremely high with our ten swimmers competing against other clubs from Manchester, Ellesmere College and Wigan, together with more local clubs including Newcastle. The gala was held in a 50m. pool and it was Lucy Randall’s first-time swimming events in a 50m. pool. Lucy achieved 3 personal bests (pbs) in her 50m free, 50m fly and 100m free, taking 3 seconds off her 100m free with a new time of 1.14.82. It was also James Holliday’s first competitive swim in a 50 m pool and James swam a pb in his only event the 50m breaststroke. He was delighted with his time of 45.65 seconds. Jessica Maughan also achieved 3 pbs in her 50m fly, 50m back and 200m breaststroke. For this latter event Jessica took 2 seconds off her previous pb attaining a time of 3.11.29. Thomas Power was very pleased with his 3 new pbs obtained in the 50m back, 50m breaststroke and 50m free. Thomas took 2 seconds off his 50m free with a new time of 31.62 seconds. Joseph Dobson also swam 3 pbs in his 100m free, 50m and 200m breaststroke. Joseph came 6th in his age group for the 50m breaststroke with a new time of 36.20 seconds.

Katie Kerins swam 2 new pbs in the 50m free and 50m back. Emily Whitton was very pleased with her new pb in the 50m free. Nic. Cooper also swam 2 new pbs in the 50m and 100m freestyle. Madison Peveller came first in the 200m back and second in the 100m back. Annabel Cooper obtained a pb in the 50m fly and came third in the 400m Individual Medley. A fantastic set of results and a great experience of big competition for the young swimmers.

National Qualifier Sunderland Aquatic Pool 23-25th March 2018