Cheshunt Swimmers Excel At The 2013 County Championships
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2013-03-25 23:37:00
The final weekend of the County Championships at The Venue in Borehamwood proved to be yet another success for all our swimmers.
In the first event, the girl’s 50m Butterfly, Alara Norton, Olivia Pawson, Millie Donovan and Tegan Wollaston all lowered their personal best times. Callum Wollaston continued with this theme and knocked 8 seconds off his 200m Butterfly with a time of 3.05.47 to finish 2nd in his age group. The 200m Freestyle saw the girls back in action. Emily Lush, Courtney Burke, Megan Pope and Emily South all lowered their entry times by 2 to 12 seconds.
Tegan Wollaston, Olivia Pawson and Millie Donovan showed their class in this event, as all of them achieved even faster regional times. Olivia and Tegan showed that they are the 2nd and 3rd quickest respectively over this distance in the County with silver and bronze medals.
The final event in the session was the boys 100m Individual Medley. Zane Batt continued his good form and Daniel Lush, Callum Wollaston, Wallace West and Lewis Pope all achieved new personal best times. The next session saw the boys in the pool again for the 50m Freestyle. Adam Bailey had his first race of the day and it proved to be an excellent event for him, as he took nearly one and a half seconds off his previous personal best time to finish in a time of 33.62. Zane continued to show that he is one of the best 9 yr olds in the County and came away with another silver medal. At the other end of the age range, Liam Nugent, aged 19, proved that he still has it by getting a Regional Qualifying time in this event.
The girl’s 50m Backstroke was next and it came along with another hatful of personal best times. Emily Lush won a bronze medal in the 10 yr old age group with Courtney Burke knocking almost 3 seconds off her swim in the 11 Yr old age group. The 400m Freestyle saw a clean sweep of PBs with Courtney Burke taking 14 seconds off hers and Megan Pope a very impressive 24 seconds off hers. The older girls continued to display their strength, with Tegan Wollaston only 0.29 of a second behind Olivia Pawson and both girls well inside the Regional Qualifying time. They yet again took 2nd and 3rd place in their age group. Millie Donovan showed her class in the 400m Freestyle by knocking 18 seconds off her PB to finish in 4.42.93 and joining the others as a Regional Qualifier.
The final session saw strong swims from Olivia Pawson, Emily South, Tegan Wollaston and Millie Donovan in the Medley Relay and not to be outdone, the boy’s team of Lewis Pope, Wallace West, Chris Armitage and Ryan Ranger all swam sub 30 second legs in the Freestyle Relay. In the girl’s 400m Individual Medley, Tegan Wollaston achieved another Regional Qualifying time and Millie Donovan finished 2nd in her age group with a really strong swim. Lewis Pope finished off the day with a gold medal and a regional qualifying time in the 200m Breaststroke with a time of 2.46.28.
On Sunday morning the boys led the way with the 400m Freestyle. Callum Wollaston again showed his all round strength by taking 14 seconds off his PB with a time of 5.10.87 which gave him a Regional Qualifying time and a bronze medal. In the girl’s 50m Breaststroke and the boy’s 50m Backstroke, every single Cheshunt swimmer lowered their PB and Callum Wollaston picked up yet another Bronze Medal!
In the final session of the Championships, all six girls achieved further PBs in the 100m Individual Medley and in the boy’s 100m Freestyle, Daniel Lush added another Regional Qualifying time to his list. Alara Norton was the pick of the girls when she won a well deserved silver medal in the 100m Breaststroke in the 11yrs old race, knocking almost 6 seconds off her PB finishing in a time of 1.31.63.
Overall, the 2013 County Championships was a resounding success for all of our Cheshunt swimmers.
Out of the 142 swims, our competitors achieved the following results:
·10 Club Records
·24 Regional Qualifying times
·5 County Champions
·8 Silver Medals
·13 Bronze Medals
·72 swims that put them in the top 8 in the County
Many thanks to all the Coaching Team and Parents for their continued hard work and support!
Well done to everyone! Results HERE.
Medals Galore For Cheshunt Swimmers At The County Championships
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2013-03-15 23:33:00
Swimmers from Cheshunt Swimming Club made an excellent start to the second weekend of the County Swimming Championships at The Venue in Borehamwood. First up were the girls in the 100m Freestyle. Megan Pope stormed her heat, knocking over 8 seconds off her previous PB and gaining her first ever Regional Qualifying Time. Courtney Burke, Alara Norton and Emily South also clocked up new PBs. Olivia Pawson, Tegan Wollaston and Millie Donovan then lowered their Regional Qualifying times, with Tegan picking up 3rd place and a Bronze Medal in the 13 yrs old age group.
The next event was the Boys 50m Butterfly. Callum Wollaston, Danial Lush, Chris Armitage and Lewis Pope all improved their times, with Callum winning a Bronze Medal in the 11yrs age group. The final event of the session saw Megan, Alara and Courtney smash their 200m Breaststroke Personal Best times.
The following two sessions saw Personal Best times continue to tumble. Holly Atkins swam a strong 50m Freestyle in her first County race and Zane Batt, also in his very first County race, became 200m Backstroke Champion winning a Gold Medal in the 9 yrs old age group. Lewis Pope picked up a Bronze Medal in the 13 yrs old 100m Butterfly and Tegan Wollaston also picked up a Bronze Medal in the 13 yrs old 200m Butterfly.
The final event of the first day was the Boys 400m Individual Medley. There were two excellent swims for the Cheshunt Club, with Lewis Pope being crowned County Champion and winning a Gold Medal in the 13 yrs old age group and Callum Wollaston picking up a Bronze Medal in the 11yrs old age group.
Sunday started equally as well, with Zane Batt, Daniel Lush and Lewis Pope all recording good 50m Breaststroke times. Not to be outdone, the girls followed with some good results and Olivia Pawson picked up another Regional Qualifying time in the 13 yrs old age group 100m Backstroke and just missed out on a medal in 4th place.
The 200m Individual Medley saw three boys getting close to a podium finish. Callum Wollaston finished in 5th place and Daniel Lush and Lewis Pope both finished 4th in their respective age groups. In the final session of the weekend, Millie Dawson and Tegan Wollaston both added to their list of improved Personal Best times, with Regional Qualifying times in the 100m Butterfly. Lewis Pope put in a brilliant performance in the 100m Breaststroke for 13 yr olds leaving everyone else in his wake to be crowned County Champion and winning his second Gold Medal of the weekend.
The final Girl’s event was the 200m Backstroke. Olivia achieved another Regional Qualifying time and Emily Lush knocked 5 seconds off her PB to pick up a Silver Medal with Courtney Burke knocking almost 9 seconds off her PB.
The last event was the Boys 200mFreestyle. Callum Wollaston put in a good performance to finish in 4th place in the 11 yrs old race. Daniel Lush and Wallace West left the best till last in this event! Drawn next to each other in their heat, the boys pushed each other hard with both of them knocking 4 seconds off their PBs and Daniel achieved a Regional Qualifying time.
An excellent weekend for all our swimmers! Well done to everyone involved and let’s hope that next weekend proves to be as successful.
Long Distance County Championships 2013
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2013-03-12 23:28:00
Cheshunt swimmers made an excellent start to the County Championships at The Inspire 50m Pool in Luton. Courtney Burke opened up the evening with her very first competitive 800m Freestyle setting a PB of 12:29.93 coming 8th in her age group. Megan Pope was next in the water swimming a very strong race setting another PB of 12:07.77 finishing 7th in her age group. Emily South went in heat 3 and showed that she is developing with every swim knocking 32 seconds off of her entry time setting yet another PB of 11:09.18.
Olivia Pawson & Tegan Wollaston were next up in the 13yrs age group. Olivia was first in heat 6. She started off strongly and was soon pulling away from the rest of the field finishing well ahead of the rest of the heat in a PB of 10:13.10. This left her as the fastest 13yr old with only 3 other swimmers in her age group all of whom were in the next heat.
Tegan was one of these swimmers and started off very strongly. By 400m she had taken a big lead and continued to pull away from the rest of the field finishing in 9:59.52 and a new PB. This saw Tegan as County Champion with Olivia close behind in second place.
Herts Major League Final
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2013-03-09 23:22:00
After two previous rounds, Cheshunt had comfortably secured their place in the final of the Hertfordshire Major League at Hitchin on Saturday. We were seeded 4th and in spite of missing a few key swimmers, the team pulled together and there were some excellent performances. The swim of the evening came from Daniel Lush who swam a new PB for the 100 freestyle in 1.06.75. There were also new PBs from Tegan Wollaston and Wallace West in the 100 butterfly, Emily South in the 100 Breaststroke, James Duke Smith and Lucy Harbron in the 100 Backstroke and Lewis Pope and Maisie Griffin in the 50 Butterfly. The final thrilling squadron race saw Tring taking an early lead but Cheshunt gradually pulled them back and with 2 legs to go, we were neck and neck with Hertsmere Flyers who went on to narrowly win the race, with Cheshunt in a clear 2nd place.
The final results of this gala saw us take 4th place but because of results in the previous rounds, we ended up in 3rd overall in the league, just missing out on promotion to the 1st division.
Well done to everyone who has taken part!!! Results HERE.
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2013-02-17 23:10:00
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Hertfordshire County Championships 2013
Posted By : Cheshunt SC On 2013-02-06 23:07:00
The closing date for entries into this years County Championships has now closed. Congratulations to all the swimmers who have achieved entry times this year. We have over 20 swimmers with more than 160 individual events this year, which is up considerably up on last year. Keep training hard as there are a few weeks to go yet!!!