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IW Champs 2018 Report

New records set at IW Swimming Championships.

The last two weekends have seen a busy schedule of events for Isle of Wight Swimmers as the Isle of Wight swimming Championships took place at Medina Leisure Centre. The championships are contested over in age groups from age 10 and for all four strokes over 100 metres along with 200m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medley.

Abigail Lacey (15-16 Age Group) lead the way with four new Isle of Wight Championship Records from her six events. Abi became the first ever female in Isle of Wight Championships history to break the 1 minute barrier in the 100m Freestyle event when she broke Elizabeth Kreuz’s record from 2000 which Abi lowered from 1 min 00.60 sec to record a new time of 59.40 sec. Abi also set new records in 200m Individual Medley breaking Lottie James 2015 record in a time of 2 min 27.76 secs, 200m Freestyle breaking Rosie Gard’s 2005 record in a time of 2 min 08.90 secs and 100m Butterfly breaking C Franklins 1994 record in a time of 1 min 05.46 sec. Abi also collected gold medals in the 100m Backstroke and Breaststroke events to collect maximum points in the overall points trophy.

Each swimmer collects points for their event finishes with a top swimmer in each age group collecting the points trophy.

Mens Winners

10 Years – Max Poynter – West Wight SC

11-12 Years – George Hayward – Seaclose SC

13-14 Years – Joe Carter – Ryde SC

15-16 Years – Jacob Jenner – Ryde SC

17-18 Years – James Dziuba – Ryde SC

19 and Over – Rhys Hunt – West Wight SC

 

Ladies Winners

10 Years – Amelie    Jones – Ryde SC

11-12 Years – Jessica Case-Hunter – West Wight SC

13-14 Years – Mia Stillwell – Seaclose SC

15-16 Years – Abigail Lacey – Seaclose SC

17-18 Years – Lelayna Blacklock/Megan King – Seaclose SC

19 and Over – Jenny Ball – Ryde SC

 

The swimmers will now wind down their seasons with Grace Poynter, Abigail Lacey and Megan King off to British and National Championships. Then swimmers will begin their efforts for the 2018/19 season in September with Island Games qualification a focus for many.

Summer Break 2018

As we come into the Summer break please take note of the following dates. 

Lessons

Lessons finish the weekend of 21/22 July. These will return after the summer break on the weekend of 13th/14th October and when the planned works at Medina Leisure centre are completed. All swimmers will be contacted nearer the time confirming times / dates of the first week back.

Squads

Squad sessions will continue until Sunday 29th July. 

There will be training on the mornings of Wednesdays 15th, 22nd and 29th August.

Training will start again on Saturday 1st September through to the pool closure on September 10th. 

With Medina pool closed from 10th September for three weeks alternative sessions will be arranged during this month. Please keep an eye on Facebook and the website for updates.

Upcoming Open Meets – September and October 2018

Val will be coordinating entries for the following open meets – all information to be provided by the specified dates via openmeets@seaclosesc.co.uk
 
Sept 22nd/23rd Hampshire County Open/junior meet L2 see qualifying times http://www.swimmeets.org . Closing date to openmeets@seaclosesc.co.uk by Sun 9th Sept
 
Sept 23rd Littlehampton L3 meet http://www.littlehamptonswimmingclub.com  Closing date – before the Summer break – entries to Val via openmeets@seaclosesc.co.uk by Sunday July 29th
 
Sept 29th James Moreno Southampton L2 Home – City of Southampton Swimming Club closing date to Val via openmeets@seaclosesc.co.uk by 5th September however this is popular so the sooner the better for entries.
 
Oct 7th Rushmoor Royals L3 SC meet https://uk.teamunify.com  closing date to openmeets@seaclosesc.co.uk by 16th September.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Isle of Wight Festival 2018 arrangements

Whilst the Isle of Wight Festival is on this coming weekend Medina Leisure centre will be closed.

The last session before the festival will be on Thursday am (21st) and starts again on Tuesday (26th)

There will be no training Friday night, and no squads or lessons on Saturday or Sunday.

On Thursday morning the festival traffic arrangements will be in place so you can only get to the pool from the Wootton direction  – https://www.iow.gov.uk/documentlibrary/download/isle-of-wight-festival-traffic-plan-map-2018 

Dates for the diary – 2018

Further details will follow but the provisional dates for this years events are:

Rother League Galas
Saturday 9th June, Saturday 23rd June, Saturday 15th September (final round tbc)

Isle of Wight Champs
Sunday 8th and Sunday 15th July

Club Champs
Sunday 28th October, Saturday 3rd November, Sunday 4th, Tuesday 6th, Friday 9th and Sunday 11th November

Isle of Wight Sprints
Sunday 9th and Sunday 16th December

Easter Break 2018

Over the easter period there will be no swimming on the following dates:

Lessons

No lessons on easter weekend – 31st March or 1st April. Lessons are on as normal the following weekend, 7th/8th April.

Squads

There will be NO squad sessions from Good Friday (30th) through to Friday 6th inclusive. Squads will start again as normal on Saturday 7th April.

This includes morning and evening sessions.