2009/11/21 Crawley 'Not So Early Bird' Level 1 Long Course Meet RESULTS

15th May 2011

Sunday 4th May saw Atlantis host their annual Spring Open meet at the Pavilions where clubs from all across the South East came.  Atlantis were represented by 52 swimmers throughout the day , many new to competitive swimming and some attending their first ever meet.

The races started at 8.45am and it didn’t take long for Atlantis to achieve their first gold medal with Yasmin Hooker (12) in the 100 Breaststroke , she went on to achieve a silver in 50 Fly , and 50 breast to add to the gold.  It was good to see Yasmin - who last year was close to a national time - among the medals again, as she works her way back to full fitness following a knee operation.  Poppy Maunder (12) took the bronze in the 100 Breaststroke with a 2 sec PB .

George Charter (12) started the day off well with a silver in 100 Breaststroke with a huge 6 sec PB and then went on add a bronze in 100 backstroke , 50 Breast  and a gold in the 50 Backstroke during the day to continue his rrecent run of good form.

Both Alfie Scott(9) and Milo Maunder (9) swimming in their first open meet did themselves credit with Alfie getting a bronze in 50 Breast and silver in 200 Breast , with Milo getting bronze in the 200 Breast .

Maya Magee (9) - again in her first open meet - took bronze in the 50 Free .   Lucy Lee (12) took silver in 100 Back , and Ben Stevens (10) with a big PB took bronze in 200 Back and then added two more bronze in 50 Fly and 50 Back .

Cavan Murphy (12) kept the medal winning going with a silver in 50 Free and Andrew Kershaw (12) joined in with a bronze in 200 Individual Medley and Jennifer Nash (13) took a credible bronze in the 50 Fly with a good PB.

Atlantis had not finished there and during the middle of the meet Edward Hundleby (12) took gold in the 50 Fly and then added a silver in the 100 Fly .  Sabrina Watson (13) took gold in the 50 Back with a great PB and silver in the 50 Free and Lily Cherriman (10) achieved bronze in 200 Breast with a massive 30sec PB.

Lauren Pedel (10) then took golds in the 200 Breast and 50 Back and Aimee Davies (11) gold in the 100 Fly and Eve Clarke (10) added a bronze in the 50 Fly.

At the end of the mammoth 11 hour meet Atlantis swimmers had competed in 172 seperate events and they achieved a massive 101 personal bests with many notable swims.

Head Coach Bill Penny commented:  “The swimmers have done themselves and the club proud with some great swims and real determination to keep going all day long , I hope this encourages them to keep training and keep competing.”


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