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.
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.