It's all over for another year and what a fantastic one it's been for CABSC swimmers. The championships came to a close last weekend in a very loud, exciting and nail biting atmosphere at Beechdale which set the scene for some brilliant racing. Well done to everyone who represented the club this year and congratulations to the following swimmers who finished in the top 10 for the BAGCAT awards:
Lewis Warner (9th), Becky Whittaker (3rd), Will Parker (3rd), James Cox (4th), Lilly Cherry (7th), Jack Edis (7th). Jamie Lodge (9th), Kris Moodley (8th), Jacob Carrington (3rd), Isobel Filer (9th) and Jess Doherty (10th). Senior swimmer Rosie Rudin was awarded the Best Female Swim award.
The medal table finished with 10 Gold, 11 Silver and 10 Bronze medals. We also managed to clock up an amazing 245 Personal Best times and no DQ's in the relay's!
Relay day saw some of our youngest swimmers coming together to swim for the first time in an open meet and the nerves certainly didn't get the better of them. Well done to the 10 year old boys team of Ryan Lang, Tristan Teasdale, Lewis Warner and Elliot Sibley who won the gold medal in the 4 x 50 Medley Relay and collected silver in the Free Relay. There were also some fantastic swims from Jessica Watson, Maddie Benton, Nicole Hamilton, Maddison Snelgrove and Becky Whittaker in the 10 year girls relay teams. 12 year old boys Jack Edis, Will Halstead, James Cox and Will Parker collected silver in the 4 x 50 Free Relay and along with Jamie Lodge in the Medley Relay they were just pipped into bronze position by Leander. The 14 year old girls, Kelsey Giles, Isobel Filer, Kya McBride and Jess Doherty took bronze in 4 x 50 Free Relay and the last race of the championships produced the most exciting finish of the day with the 16 year old boys Medley Relay team of Adam Clarke, Jacob Carrington, George Partridge and Jack Reddington claiming bronze in a closely fought race with Sherwood Black. Jack Reddington's last leg had everyone on the edge of their seats and there were some very proud Mum's in the gallery who probably didn't mind giving up their Mother's Day to sit and watch some fantastic performances! The boys also won bronze in the Free Relay. Thanks also to Joe Stevenson who came back from University to swim for us and to Dan, Jess and Katie who helped our younger swimmers throughout the day.
I think I had one of the best seats in the house down on poolside in the thick of it with all the teams and it was great to share the excitement, the nerves and the team spirit among all the CABSC swimmers.
Thank you to all the team managers who have made sure the swimmers made it to the block on time (Sam E, Sam M, Tracie, Hannah, Tania, Katey, Rosie and Sara P), to our officials (Kate, Denniss, Kath, Pat Roberts, Liz, Steve and Pete), to all our parent supporters and to Mark Moore and Kate Vines and all the coaching team for all their hard work in helping the swimmers to qualify and produce some fantastic swims. Finally a big thanks to Rob who has captured some great memories of the Championships.
WELL DONE EVERYONE!
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