Atlantis Shine in Brighton

18th January 2012

Atlantis took a team of 19 swimmers to the annual Tom Handley meet in Brighton over the weekend of 14th/15th January.
For many of the swimmers it was a last chance to get some of those elusive County times , whilst others were looking for Regional times and PBs .
It was a very successful weekend and out of a total of 58 swims , they achieved 10 Regional times and 30 County times , along with many PBs and some very impressive performances.
Lauren Pedel (11) won the 200m Breaststroke and gained 2 regional times , Eleanor Morris (13) achieved regional in 200m Back , Yasmin Hooker (13) gained 2 regional times in 100m and 200m Back.
Beth Britton (13) again stole the show with 5 regional times and won the 200 Free , 100 Free , 100 back , 200 back and 200IM where she narrowly missed her National times , the most exciting race of her day was when she won the 50m free "skins" final where the fastest six swimmers in her age group swim off with the slowest swimmer being knocked out each time . They have little rest in between and Beth dominated the event and won it in style .
Robert Hartley (9) , Dan Jones (10) , James Hartley (11) , Maddy Carey (10) , Beth Britton (13) ,Tegan Jenkins (13) and Emma Dedman (15) all achieved County times.
Poppy Maunder (12) and Lily Davies (12) gained two county times each whilst Lauren Pedel (11), Yasmin Hooker (13) and Isobel Hooker (9) all achieved three county times each .
Chris Lambourne (12) grabbed himself four county times and Gemma Cumber gained herself five county qualifying times .
Other swimmers who swam well at the weekend were Eve Clarke, Blubell Whyman, George Charter