5th October 2009

Atlantis swimmers felt right at home for Cranleigh Swimming Club’s Level 3 Licensed Meet on Sunday 4th October. The meet was being held at Atlantis’ Pavilions in the Park home base in Horsham due to the current closure of the Cranleigh pool. Atlantis swimmers took over 30 medals for 1st, 2nd or 3rd places.

In the younger age groups, Toby Underwood showed his versatility, winning the 10 year-old boys 200m IM and coming second in the 50m free. Newcomer Sophie Lee showed great staying power to take the gruelling 9 year-old girls 200m fly. While Philippa Crundwell got among the medals with a 2nd in the 11 year old girls 50m breast.

Leah Clarke, Aimee Davies, Beth Britton, Jade Stocker and Yasmin Hooker all maintained their fine early season form with a clutch of medals between them.

The 13 year old girls all showed up well. Emma Dedman demonstrated her strength in the backstroke, taking 1st in the girls 50m, 1st in the 100m and 2nd in the 200m as well as a 3rd place finish in the 50m freestyle. Becky Lobley took two firsts in the 200m IM and breast, a 2nd in the 50m freestyle and a 3rd in 200m freestyle. Beth Hundleby swam an excellent race to take the 100m freestyle to accompany a 2nd in the 200m breast and a 3rd in the 50m breast. For the boys Joe Harrod chipped in a 3rd place in the 200m freestyle.

Amongst the older swimmers, Louisa Clarke enjoyed a good day taking first place in the girls 16 year old 200m IM, 50 back and 50m freestyle. Jonny Blyth took a clean sweep of the boys 17 and over races. Issy Dunlop improved her personal best in the 200m freestyle and took first in the girls 14 year old 200m IM, 2nd in 50m freestyle and 3rd in the 200m freestyle.

Next up for Atlantis is the first National Arena Swimming League Division One fixture at Dover next Saturday; this promises to be a challenging opener for Atlantis.

It will also mark the first time that Atlantis swimmers will sport the club’s new logo on their racing hats (see letterhead). The new logo has been designed to coincide with the launch of a new club website, which goes live this week at The new site is intended to provide more information, to be easier to navigate and make the club more accessible and even more attractive to existing and prospective members.

Further Information: Andy Lobley: 07801 676269 or Andrew Dunlop: 07710 352023