Shropshire ASA County Championships – Wolverhampton Central Baths, February 2014

This year we had 43 swimmers representing the club in what was the 2nd Target Meet of the season for most swimmers.  The overall performance was excellent from the whole team with the majority achieving best times as a result of months of hard work in training.  All of the swimmers produced excellent results across all events over both weekends, with too many highlights to single any out!!!

Statistics from the championships are as follows:

74% PB rate from all swims; 108 medals: 37 Gold, 37 Silver, 34 Bronze; 55 Midland Qualifying Times; 2 New County Records; 1 National Qualifying Time

The team gained over 30 more medals than last year plus an additional 11 Midland Times. The club has a total of 9 County Champions who are Tom P, Reilly S, Ffion B, Issy L, Ellie S, Lucy A, Michael D, Tom S and Claire B.  The new records came from Tom Sykes in the 15yrs 100m Breast and Lucy Armitage in 11yrs 100m Free, while Ellie S gained her National QT in the 100m Breast.  Furthermore, once again Lucy Armitage won top girl in her age group.  These stats show the continual improvements the whole club is making and it was visible for all to see in the way our swimmers performed in and out of the pool.  Special mention goes to those making their County Champs debut: Anya P, Dani G, Franci G, Dan G and Lily A.

Massive congratulations to all who raced and gained such big achievements!