13 National Qualifying Times at South-East Region Age Group Championships

Southampton age group swimmers travelled to Crawley over the weekend of 9-10th June, securing 13 National Qualifying Times and 22 medals. This represents the highest number of top 3 finishes for Southampton in recent years.



Dave Has His Say ‘Head Coach Comments’
Another FANTASTIC set of results, which are once again an improvement on last year’s results! A big Well done to ALL our Age Group Qualifiers, who competed at the SE Region BAGCAT Championships 2012.

We now have the Following 2012 National Qualifiers:-

13yrs
Elizabeth Hopkins 100m Breaststroke, 200m Breaststroke, 200m Backstroke, 800m Freestyle, 200m Ind Medley, 400m Ind Medley
Freddy Clampett 100m Butterfly, 200m Breaststroke, 200m Ind Medley, 400m Ind Medley

15yrs
Bas Burnel 100m Breaststroke, 200m Breaststroke
Tom Diaper-Fox 1,500m Freestyle

16yrs
Indiana Shanker 100m Backstroke, 200m Backstroke, 200m Ind Medley

18yrs
Christopher Febo 100m Breaststroke, 200m Breaststroke, 200m Ind Medley, 400m Ind Medley

… And a VERY STRONG Possibility 11-14yrs Relays (Provisionally swimmers from)
Boys 4 x 100m Medley Jon Jones, Freddy Clampett, Ben Stevens, Harry Fryer
Boys 4 x 100m Free Jon Jones, Harry Fryer, Ben Stevens, Freddy Clampett
Boys 4 x 200m Free Jon Jones, Harry Fryer, Ben Stevens, Freddy Clampett
…..this for a Club of our size is a REMARKABLE feat, which once again provides further evidence that the Training Programme is working. .

For those swimmers that have made the National Qualifying Cut the work to hone your skills and be at your very best in July really does start now. We are NOT (repeat) NOT going for the T-Shirt! You will need to be at your very best for this competition. The concept being to ‘Raise Your Game,’ which I know you can whilst up in sunny Sheffield.

Special Congratulations to CSSC Medal Winners:-

Gold:
Elizabeth Hopkins (13yrs) 100m Breaststroke, 200m Breaststroke, 400m Ind Medley
Freddy Clampett (13yrs) 100m Breaststroke, 200m Breaststroke, 200m Backstroke, 100m Butterfly, 200m Ind Medley, 400m Ind Medley

Silver:
Chloe Plater (11yrs) 800m Free
Elizabeth Hopkins (13yrs) 800m Free, 200m Backstroke, 200m Ind Medley
Freddy Clampett (13yrs) 200m Free, 400m Free

Bronze:
Chloe Plater (11yrs) 200m Free, 400m Free
Elizabeth Hopkins (13yrs) 400m Free
Freddy Clampett (13yrs) 100m Free

Boys 4 x 100m Free Relay
Harry Fryer, Jon Jones, Ben Stevens, Freddy Clampett
Boys 4 x 200m Free Relay
Harry Fryer, Ben Stevens, Jon Jones, Freddy Clampett
Boys 4 x 100m Medley Relay
Jon Jones, Freddy Clampett, Ben Stevens, Harry Fryer

Full results are avilable to view on the South-East Region Swimming website.

As mentioned previously we are going to now knuckle down to hard training in preparation for National Championships and the Fareham Open Meet.

Remember: A Goal without a Plan is just a Wish

David Terry
Head Coach