Atlantis back to The Nationals.
26th May 2013
Saturday 25th May at K2 was the first day of the South East Regional Championships for Age Group Swimmers.
Atlantis were in force under the Seahawks banner with no fewer than 6 individual entries on the first day.
The first event was the 200M Backstroke with Atlantis having 5 entrants. Ethel Whyman (10) swimming in her first ever regionals produced a solid 3.04 swim, setting the standard for the rest of the team. Lauren Pedel, who despite carrying a cold, produced a 7 second PB and according to coach Andy Lobley performed the best start she has done all season. Yasmin Hooker, who has endured a year blighted by injury, showed she is close to regaining her best form, missing out on her PB by only 1 second, which is a great achievement for such a tough season.
Ella Windle (14) hit the water literally flying in the 100M Fly, smashing her Long Course PB by a stunning 4.8 secs to start her regional campaign. She followed up with another 6 second PB in the 400 free later in the day swimming a 4.40 .93.
Highlights of the day went to both Kate Windle and Eleanor Morris who both achieved their National Qualifying times in the 200M backstroke. Eleanor achieved her time in the heats while Kate missed out by only 0.3 secs, but along with Eleanor, made the finals. A confident Kate flew home in the final in a stunning time of 2.28.63, to secure her first National time of the year. Eleanor in her final improved her National time by 2 secs swimming home in 2.25.16, putting to bed her second national time of the season. Both Kate and Eleanor picked up silver medals at the same time.