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.
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
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.
Results for the 2018 Isle of Wight Champs can be downloaded below.
Well done all swimmers and thank you to all the officials and volunteers that made the event possible.
IW Champs 2018 Full Results
IW Champs 2018 Points Trophy Winners
As we come into the Summer break please take note of the following dates.
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.
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.
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
The Isle of Wight Champs will take place on Sunday 8th July and Sunday 15th July 2018.
Entry form for Seaclose Swimmers can be downloaded here.
Closing date for entries is Friday 29th June.
Please pay for entries via bank transfer.
The team sheet for round 1 of the Rother League is available here:
Round 1 Team Sheet 2018
We have to take a timekeeper and an official so that the gala can happen, if you can help please let us know.
We will be driving, via Red Funnel as the gala is in the new pool at Eastleigh. If you can drive and will take anyone else in the car let us know.
With the bank holiday weekend there will be no lessons or squad swimming on Saturday morning (26th May) or Sunday morning (27th May)
There will be squads on Sunday evening (27th) as normal.
Sessions over half term as on as normal.
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
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
Over the easter period there will be no swimming on the following dates:
No lessons on easter weekend – 31st March or 1st April. Lessons are on as normal the following weekend, 7th/8th April.
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.