A new competition for us for 2012 saw 9 SASC swimmers travel to the modern and cool (in every sense of the word!!) pool at Braunstone Leisure Centre. This meet acted as a last chance saloon for swimmers to gain MDQTs for the 2012 Champs in May and June. The meet started for us in awesome fashion, with Will S and Lucy smashing the pbs by 7 seconds each to easily gain their midland times. Saturday continued in the same fashion with several pbs. Ellie hit new times in the 200m IM and 100 Free, while Lucy got a new pb in the 200m back and 200m IM, with the IM being a MDQT. Tom S got a new best time in the 200m Free, while his new 200m Breast time earned him Gold, as did his new time in the 100m Breast final. Tom H and Will both got new best times in the 100m Back, with Will placing 4th in the final, as did Issy in the 100m Fly in a new MDQT and pb. Claire swam to a new pb in the 200 back and also 6th place in the 100m Free final.
Sunday produced much of the same. Jodie swam an excellent 200m free to gain a new best time, the same result came for Tom R in the 200m IM and 100m Free. All swimmers raced to new best times, while more MDQTs came from Issy(50m Free), Claire(200m Free) and Will(100m Fly). Final highlights came from Will placing 5th in the 100m Free and 6th in the 100m Fly and Ellie earning a Silver medal in the 100m Breast. Our 4th and final medal came from Will in the 200m IM. All 9 swimmers raced exceptionally well and represented the club in excellent fashion. I sense this pool and meet will prove to be a happy hunting ground for the club and our swimmers in the future!!