Over the last three weekends seven swimmers from Seaclose Swimming Club qualified and competed at Portsmouth in both age group and youth championships.
Island Games swimmer Abigail Lacey (16 years age group) lead the way winning four individual Championship titles and also collecting 2 silver and 2 bronze medals along the way. Abi was Hampshire Champion in 50m Breaststroke (35.99 sec), 50m Butterfly (30.49 sec), 100m Breaststroke (1.17.58) and 200 Individual Medley (2 min 31.65 sec). Silver medals were achieved in the 100m Freestyle (1 min 02.41 sec) and 100m Butterfly (1 min 08.41 sec) with Bronze medals in the 200m Breaststroke (2 min 55.12 sec) and 50m Freestyle (29.41 sec).
Fellow Island Games swimmer Megan King (17 years age group) also picked up a medal, collecting a bronze medal in the 50m Breaststroke event (37.63 sec). Lelayna Blacklock and Amber Backhouse (17 years age group) both competed individually with Lelayna achieving 6th in the 800m Freestyle and Amber 9th in the 100m Breaststroke event. All four girls then teamed up to swim in the 4 x 100m Freestyle relay where they finished a creditable 9th place.
Zac Lacey also competed for the first time as a Multi-Classfication disability swimmer at the Championships and collected a silver medal in the 100m Butterfly event in a time of 1 min 44.09 sec.
Seaclose’s youngest swimmers George Hayward and Oliver Lacey (both 12 years age group) were in action over the first two weekends with George suffering from illness he withdrew during the second weekend but still managed a best result of 12th in both the 200m Individual Medley and 100m Butterfly. Oliver produced his best result in the 200m Butterfly to finish 6th and take 19 secs of his personal best in a time of 3 min 24.81 sec.
Results from both sessions of the Isle of Wight Sprints are available for download here.
2017 Champs are now finished. Thank you to all the officials and volunteers that helped throughout the sessions.
Full results including new records can be downloaded here.
Session 6 – 12 November
Results from session 6 of the Club Champs can be downloaded here.
Session 5 – 10 November
Results from session 5 of the Club Champs can be downloaded here.
Session 4 – 07 November
Results from session 4 of the Club Champs can be downloaded here.
Session 3 – 05 November
Results from session 3 of the Club Champs can be downloaded here.
Session 2 – 04 November
Results from session 2 of of the Club champs can be downloaded here.
Session 1 – 29 October
Results from session 1 of the Club champs can be downloaded here.
Results from Session 2 of the Isle of Wight Champs are available to download here.
Trophy Winners for each age group can be downloaded here.
Fantastic swims from all clubs and swimmers – well done all.
Results from session 1 of the 2017 Isle of Wight Champs session can be downloaded here.
Well done to all swimmers who took part.
Provisional results from Session 1 of the IW Sprints can be downloaded here.
There were 77 new PB’s from 101 swims as well as 32 medals for Seaclose swimmers – good improvements all round.
Great swims from all clubs on the Island – well done to all.
Six Swimmers from the Isle of Wight attended the Rushmoor Royals level two meet in search of qualifying times for the South East Short Course Winter Championships and also for Hampshire County Championships in early 2017. There were six swimmers from Seaclose SC and one from who between them gained 10 medals and 16 new personal best performances at what was a very oversubscribed event.
Seaclose’s Abigail Lacey (13/14 yrs age group) gained three gold medals and two silver medals on her way to gaining 4 new Personal best performances from her 8 events. Abi’s new PB’s were 400m Individual Medley 5 min 10.27 sec, 100m Individual Medley 1 min 8.54 sec, 100m Breaststroke 1 min 14.85 sec and 200m Breaststroke 2 min 45.15 sec. This has given Abi a possible nine events at the South East Winter Championships. Also achieving four possible South East Winter Championship times was Megan King (15/16 years age group) who gained a silver and bronze medal over the weekend and three new personal best performances. Megans Personal best performances were 400m Freestyle 4 min 50.17 sec, 100m Individual Medley 1 min 11.66 sec and 50m Butterfly 31.02 secs.
George Hayward (9/10 years age group) was by far the busiest swimmer over the weekend competing in nine events and producing eight new personal best performances, the best being a 17 sec improvement in his 200m Backstroke event. George gained bronze medals in the 400m Freestyle event and the 50m Freestyle event both of which gave George consideration times for the Hampshire County Championships in 2017.
Just returning from injury was Alex Stewart (17 and over age group) who swam six events and gained a gold medal in the 400m Individual Medley event in a time of 5 min 6.97 sec. Alex has achieved four possible times for the South East Winter championships.
Another returning from illness was Ben Curliss who swam three events and produced a new personal best of 2 min 32.58 sec in the 200m Backstroke event.
Also competing for Seaclose were Lelayna Blacklock and Amber Backhouse, both in the 15/16 years age group and both were pleased with their efforts, Lelayna producing 5 min 5.90 sec in the 400m Freestyle event and Amber 38.21 sec in the 50m Breaststroke event.
The 2016 Postal swim results have been published with some great results for Seaclose Swimmers.
Amongst the highlights were Alex Stewart was 1st in the Mens Open age group, George Hayward and Oliver Lacey 10th and 11th respectively in the boys under 10’s, Eleanor King 13th and Emily Kral 15th in the Ladies open age group and Lelayna Blacklock 13th in the girls 14-15 years.
Great swims all round by the 16 Seaclose swimmers that took part.
Full results are available on the BLDSA website here.
A long hard season has culminated in Success for Abigail Lacey in the 14 yrs 50m Breaststoke event at the ASA Nationals at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.
Read the full story of Nationals Success for Abi as submitted to the county press here
Megan King also attended the national championships which is a great success to have to swimmers qualifying for this event – well done.
The swimming season for 2015/16 culminated in a very busy July for members of Seaclose Swimming Club as swimmers attended the Hampshire Development Meet, City of Southampton Summer Splash and the Clubs Championships also concluded.
Read the full report submitted to the County Press here