Congratulations to all swimmers and thank you to all coaches, officials and volunteers who helped to make this meet a resounding success.
Results are published below and all eligible times have been forwarded to the ASA for inclusion in the rankings database
The Swim Marathon is being held at the Magnet on Saturday January 9, 2016 and we have eleven teams booked to compete. It is an important event for us as it raises money for the Maidenhead Lions charity organisation and also for our club. Each session is for one hour and we have four Master’s teams and one Gentleman’s team competing from at 8.00 a.m. and one Ladies team competing from 9.00 a.m. Three Junior teams are competing from 7.00 a.m. and two from 8.00 a.m.Please be at the Magnet 20 to 30 minutes before your swim is scheduled to start.
Also, if you would like to enter your own team, that would be great, just let us know. If you are competing, you must be sponsored and please bring your sponsorship money on the day. Cash or cheques are fine.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Congratulations to Amelie Price, Rebecca Canton, Helena Kennedy, Lars Cheli, Ben Phillips and Amelia Bell for all being selected to attend the County Development Training Camp over the weekend. Well done to all and a great step in their swimming development!
Maidenhead hosted a very exciting Arena League Gala on Saturday evening. Many of the races were very tightly contested between the six participating teams.
The evening started really well with Marlins securing victory in the Female and Male open 200m Individual Medley events. At the end of the relays segment of the gala Marlins were narrowly in the lead by 2 points from local rivals Maxwell. As the competition moved on to the individual events there were a number of very exciting races - causing the watching crowd to get more and more vocal in their support of their teams. There was a particularly loud roar as Alex Wood came from behind to win the boys u/13 100m fly event. There was nothing separating the top two teams at the end of all of the individual races so the gala would be determined by the relay races. The most exciting of which was the the open Girls 6 x 50m Freestyle relay - all six girls swam superbly - Becky O'Brien swam an outstanding anchor leg with the roar of the crowd willing the team on to victory.
Marlins finished level on points with Maxwell but were declared winners on the night due to having the higher number of First place finishes.
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South East Region Winter Championships Day 2
The swimmers returned to the pool on Sunday morning buoyed by the success of Day 1.
Maidenhead was very well represented in the 50m Breaststroke. Maisie, Daria and Nancy all put in lifetime best performance – all qualifying for the British short Course National Championships in December. Tom Continued the good Breaststroke form with a stunning performance in the 100m Breast heats to qualify for the evening final. Connie continued her good form winning the 400m Medley in a very impressive 4.43. Connie and Daria both qualified for the 200m Breaststroke final. Tom continued his good form to qualify for the 200m Medley final. Joel rounded off the session with a strong performance in the gruelling 1500m event to record a time that improved upon his performance at Nationals in August by 20 seconds.
Tom took his place in a very fast Men’s 100m Breaststroke Final. He controlled his stroke very well to further improve his life time best heat swim winning the Junior Championship in the process. The Finals session continued with a very exciting women’s 50m Breast event. Maisie went stroke for stroke with the leading trio of girls and took the silver medal in the Open Age group whilst being crowned Regional Junior Champion, Daria put in a great performance to finish 8th overall. Tom performed superbly in the 200m Medley final recording another lifetime best to win the Junior Championship. The Maidenhead swimmer’s good form continued in the last event of the day – womens 200m Breaststroke final. Connie controlled the race from Start to finish to win the Open Championship and secure a clean sweep of all six events which she entered.