In the final round of the Thames Valley Junior League competition held on Saturday evening , both Marlins teams were competing in the B Gala held at the Chilterns Pool in Amersham . In a closely fought contest Marlins A performed well with 13 first places , including the exciting squadron event , but narrowly missed out on second place by 1 point to Newbury and were only 12 points behind the overall winners - Abingdon Vale . Marlins B performed well , despite having no boys relay teams in the 10 and 12 age groups . There were some great individual and team performances from both teams as well as a great team spirit - we were definitely the loudest team !
Special thanks to our Elite Squad swimmers - Luke , Joel and Emma who came along to help manage the teams on the night , to Colin Bell - for being our TVJL rep and to all parents who have helped on poolside during the three rounds of the competition.
Connie Dean has secured a place in her second final of the 2016 British Championships and will tonight race in the 200IM final against three of Britian's finest female Olympians : Hannah Miley , Aimie Wilmott and Siobhan O'Connor . Dean came third in her heat to secure tonights place which will see Miley and O'Connor trying to gain a place at Rio. This completes the full house of finals for Maidenhead from each of its swims- a fact that has been well noted here in Glasgow.
Today saw Plymouth Leander swimmer Ben Proud make a new GB record in 50m free with a time of 21.65. Yesterday saw former Bracknell swimmer - Andrew Willis - make the British Olympic team for 200m breast with a time of 2.08.08.
Tune into the live stream to see Connie swim at 19.48pm tonight
A superb swim by Tom Dean in the 400IM final on Thursday evening , saw him take 2nd place in the Junior Mens Final with a personal best time of 4.31.85.
Connie swims today - Saturday - in the 200IM - so please look out for her on the live stream.
In an exciting 400m freestyle final , George Taplin came an impressive 3rd place in the Mens Junior Event with a time of 4.00.52 .
In the Womens Open 400m IM final , Connie Dean came 6th with a time of 4.47.49 . in a final that was won by double Olympian Hannah Miley !
Well done and congratulations to George and Connie.
Marlins swimmers had a good first morning at the British Championships in Glasgow with George Taplin qualifying for the Junior finals in the 400m freestyle and Connie Dean qualifying for the Senior National finals in the 400m IM .
Both will be competing in the finals tonight so please support them by watching live using the following live streaming link - https://www.swimmingresults.org.uk/swimming/results/2016/bstrials16/index.php
Good Luck to both our swimmers