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
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 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.
Due to the conditions there be no swimming for squads or lessons on Friday or Saturday at least.
We will advise on Sunday later.
As a reminder the annual awards night is Friday this week (12th) so there will be no training on Friday evening.
Training on as normal on Saturday morning.
Due to the darts event taking place at Medina Leisure centre there is no training on Friday 8th December.
Training as normal on Saturday morning.
Although we are fresh from completing the championships to ensure that the Isle of Wight Sprints can be completed to give a chance for times to be used for qualification for the County Champs the sprints will take place on Sunday 3rd & Sunday 10th December.
Sunday 3rd December will be 50m Back, 50m Breaststroke and the 100 I.M. for Boys. There will also be 25 F/C for boys born in 2008 only.
Sunday 10th December will be 50m Freestyle, 50m Butterfly and the 100 I.M. for Girls. There will also be 25 F/C for Girls born in 2008 only.
Download the 2017 Sprints Entry Form.
Closing date is Sunday 26th November.
As a reminder squad sessions restart this weekend, 2nd September, normal time on Saturday morning.
(Lessons restart the following weekend)