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Rotherham Metro A/B Meet July 2016

posted 19 Jul 2016, 14:50 by Team Jorvik   [ updated 19 Jul 2016, 14:59 ]
A very successful end-of-season gala! Our squad achieved an amazing 35 PBs out of 41 swims, with several huge improvements in the longer events - a just reward for the hard work put in at training over the past few months.  
15 year old Tom Watkins-Hargan was on top form and showed fantastic stamina, with 8 PBs out of 9 events over the weekend, including 400m Free and 200m Fly for the first time, a 14 second PB in 200m Free and 7 seconds in 200m Backstroke - the best reward coming late in the day with an A grade gold medal and NER qualifying time of 1:01.66 for 100m Backstroke; Tom came home with 4 A grade medals and 3 at B grade. Joe Senior put in similarly impressive performances with 6 out of 7 PBs - most notably in the 400m Free (22 seconds), 200m Backstroke (11 seconds) and 200m Breaststroke (9 seconds) - and winning a B grade gold medal for 200m Fly.  Zak Moorcroft showed his usual solid form with 4 out of 5 PBs, 2 medals and an NER qualifying time for 50m Breaststroke.  Maximus Mawle put in a sterling effort to swim PBs in his 2 events, taking away a silver medal in 200m Backstroke and bronze in 100m Fly (both B grade).
Star of the show for the girls was 9 year old Eve Clark, who continued her fine form by achieving a clean sweep of PBs from her 8 events over the weekend, even though she had swum PBs in some of the same events just a week ago - best improvements were in 100m Free (9 seconds) and 100m Backstroke (6 seconds), where she won a bronze medal (ungraded for 9 year olds); Eve also swam very close to a Yorkshire QT for 50m Fly (46,77)  Big sister Amy, 15, also put in some solid performances, with 4 PBs and a B grade gold medal for 50m Free.  10 year old Charlotte Bell was rewarded for her hard work in training with great times and B grade bronze medals for 100m Fly and 200m IM (new events) and a 4 second PB for 100m Backstroke.
Well done everyone!
Team Jorvik,
19 Jul 2016, 14:51