Double Bronze For Megan at South East Regional Championships.Double Bronze For Megan at South East Regional Championships.
The South East Regional Swimming Championships began a month of competition during with the Youth Championships for 15 years and above being held at Portsmouth’s Mountbatten Centre. Seaclose Swimming Club had three swimmers, Megan King, Amber Backhouse and Alex Stewart who had achieved the tough qualification times.
Megan King, on her birthday weekend, had qualified in four events and in two of them achieved two fantastic Bronze Medals in the 15 years age category. Megan qualified in 3rd place for the final of the 50m Freestyle event and maintained third place in the final in a new personal best time of 28.40 sec. In the 50m Backstroke event Megan qualified 5th but improved to third place to take her medal in a time of 32.19 sec. Megan also finished 13th in the 50m Butterfly events and 14th in the 100m Backstroke event.
Amber Backhouse, in the same 15 years age group, had regained her form from two seasons ago to once again qualify for the regional championships and produced a time of 39.50 sec to finish 22nd in the 50m Breaststroke event. Alex Stewart who had qualified for the 1500m freestyle event suffered a training injury two days before the competition and had to withdraw from the event.
The Championships continue in Crawley on the 14th, 15th, 28th and 29th May with the younger 14 and under age group swimmers taking part with both Ben Curliss and Abigail Lacey from the Isle of Wight among the participants.