ATLANTIS RULES THE WAVES
19th March 2015
At the final weekend of the Sussex Swimming Championships Atlantis swimmers carried on the momentum built over the previous two weeks to confirm their position as the premium club in the County. Not only did they retain the Age Group Girls and Combined Points titles but overall combining all categories the club finished at the top. Lily Davis and Beth Britton added to their impressive haul with Lily taking the Open and Junior 200 metres breaststrokes and Beth winning the Junior 50 and 100 backstrokes together with the Junior 200 metres freestyle to bring the club`s total to a record 14 Championships. Senior Club Captain Yasmin Hooker fought bravely but was narrowly out-touched in both the 50 and 100 Backstroke Championships.
James Hartley and Hamish Milne-Skillman were multi gold medal Age Group winners both finishing runnersup for Junior Championships and Daniel Jones was prominent in breaststroke and IM events in the 14 years boys events.
Allrounder Rebecca Barber scooped a total of 17 Age Group medals including 10 Golds ranging from 800 free to 50m on breast and free.Becs won Top Girl in the12 years category with teammate Ethel Whyman runnerup. Ethel took 9 medals including 3 golds and a clean sweep of her backstroke events. Versatile 11 year old Isabella Hayes continues progressing also securing nine placings including two golds.
Big scorer in the eleven years boys was another allrounder Michael Pallister who amassed eleven placings including four golds and finishing runner-up in his Top Boy category.Also making good improvement was Ryan Gant who took Gold,Silver and Bronze in the 12 years boys breaststroke events.
With a total of over 60 Atlantis swimmers qualifying for the Championships and so many gaining points by making finals the orders from the club`s professional coaches Bill Penny and Andy Lobley to the team was as always to keep your discipline and never stop trying and as always the team delivered.
The swimmers and coaches now need to recharge their batteries and work towards the next big challenge at the South-East Regional Championships in May and trying to secure National qualifying times along the way.