A strong team of swimmers represented Maidenhead Marlins Swimming Club at Bracknell Leisure Center on Sunday. The Marlins swimmers were comfortably top of the medals count at the end of the gala.
The gold medals winners were :
Matthew Dilley (200 Free, 50 Fly & 50 Bk).
Liv Howley (50 Fly, 50 Breast, 10 Ind Med & 100 Free),
Michael Scanlon (50 Fly, 50 Back, 100 Ind Med & 100 Breast)
Laura Deadman (100 Ind Med & 100 Fly)
Olivia Good (100 Breast)
Charlotte Callis (50m Breast)
Imogen Shaw (100 Breast)
Hayden Netherwood - Meek (100 Fly)
Alfie Dean (100 Ind Med)
William Dean (50m Free)
Jessica Mornard (50m Back)
Alex Bacon 50m Back
Under 14 mixed Free relay Team
The under14 mixed relay "B" Team gained a silver Medal. overall the club won a total of 22 Golds, 16 Silver and 16 Bronze Medals. There were also many personal best times set.
Well done to all who took part.
Well done to all swimmers who represented the club in Arena League Rd 1 at Mountbatten pool Portsmouth on Saturday evening.
Marlins finished a very creditable 2nd place in an exciting closely contested gala. The under 11 teams performed particularly well, which is very encouraging for the future.
The full result was
|1. Havant & Waterlooville 213|
|2. Maidenhead Marlins 197|
|3. Portsmouth Northsea 'B' 183|
|4. Epsom & District 176|
|5. Mid Sussex Marlins 155|
|6. Tilehurst 123|
Team spirit was excellent as was the support from the travelling parents.
Well done and good luck to all our Qualifiers for Age Group and Youth Nationals. Nancy & Tom Dean attend the Age Group Competition at Ponds Forge Sheffield in July. Abigail Dow, Connie Dean, Damian Ng, Elinor Scanlon, Katie Crowhurst and Maisie Cossins all attend Youth Nationals the following week.
Preparation in training has gone really well, so we are looking forward to some excellent swimming during this prestigious event. This is by far the largest marlins team at Nationals and a testament to the hard work put in by the coaching team and the swimmers. Sponsorship for some snazzy new poolside kit for our national swimmers has been given by BMW and SwimOptimum after concerted efforts by some of the swimmers to get financial assistance. Now the fun part - the swimming - results and live streaming of racing can be found at this link .. http://www.swimming.org/asanationals/asa-nationals-live-stream/
One of the most prestigious events of the 2014 swimming calendar is taking place this week in Glasgow. British Champs are acting as the selection event for the commonwealth games and Maidenhead Marlins is represented by 2 swimmers - Connie Dean and Damien Ng. Extremely well done to both of them to making the event and the best of luck in the coming days. On Day 1 - Thursday 10th April - Connie goes in the 200 Free and Damien in the 100 Free heats. Connie has 4 other events in the following days across Free, IM and Fly.
Live on-line video coverage of the event is at this link http://www.swimming.org/live/british-gas-swimming-championships-2014
A small contingent of marlins swimmer made the trek to Portsmouth on the 7th/8th December. Results can be seen here http://www.swimmeets.org/res/index.php?id=6&club=MADS
The stand-out achievement was the Ladies Medley relay who walked away with the trophy .. and not a small one as you can see on the photograph. This is I believe the first time the club has won a prestigious relay at a regional meet so congratulations are due to Abi Dow (BK 1:05 ), Maisie Cossins (BR 1:15 ), Lily Glover (FLY 1:02) and Connie Dean (FC 0:58). They won by a clear 3 seconds so well done to all of them.
Head Coach, Paul Lloyd, indicated he was happy with how all the swimmers performed over the weekend and said his goal is to have a bigger team performing as well in coming years.