COPS Mini Meet and Marlins Club champs
12-11-2017 21:28 by Mark McGowen
A busy couple of weeks of swimming racing for the March Marlins, beginning with the first round of the COPS Mini Meet at the end of October. This is an opportunity for the younger swimmers to compete and resulted in 22 personal best times for the Marlins.
Notably, Weronika Mikolajewska achieved first positions in all of her races, 100m IM, 50m freestyle and 50m breaststroke in the 9-12 year old category. She also gained best times in all three races. In the same age category for the boys, Reece Simpson also placed firsts in 50m butterfly, 50m backstroke and 200m IM.
Reaching personal bests in all their individual races were Hayden Courten, Saule Majauskis and Olivia Tunley. Also swimming were, Hannah Jordan, Thea Hanley, Hattie Carter-Kitchingman, Katrina Dale, Luke Cumbridge, Harry Rayner, Freddie Yates, Henry Gooch and Connor Rickard.
Next up, March Marlins hosted the first round of the Middle Distance Club Champs this weekend. A phenomenal 53 personal bests were achieved!
Within their age groups, Thomas Hanley, Elliotte Ledger and Reece Simpson all gained first positions for the 100m breaststroke and 200m IM. Martyn Fresher and Connor Rickard also came first in their events. Double firsts for Kiera Simpson and Jessica Rayner in the 200m IM and 100m breaststroke with a third first for Rayner in the 200m butterfly. Olivia Tunley and Katie McGowen gained first positions in their 100m breaststroke races as Emily Morris equalled their places in the 200m IM. Thea Hanley also gained a first place in her age category for the 200m IM. Hannah Jordan followed up with a first place in the 200m butterfly. Ross Wisby also placed first position in the 200m IM and 200m butterfly. A special mention to 9 year old, Hattie Carter-Kitchingman who achieved first place in all 3 of her races for her age category, including the strenuous 200m butterfly.