Records continue to fall at final weekend of Isle of Wight Championships27th April
Records continue to fall at final weekend of Isle of Wight Championships
The 2015 Isle of Wight Swimming Championships concluded with the second and final weekend at Medina Leisure Centre with the 100m and 200m Freestyle and 100m Butterfly events. The Championships have been have been a huge success for both Seaclose and West Wight Swimming Clubs with 8 new championships records set and from 266 entries a total of 133 personal best performances.
A further four records were broken this weekend with Abigail Lacey, 13, leading the way in 13-14 year age group and breaking both the 100m and 200m records. Abi broke Lottie James’ 2014 record in the 100m freestyle by recording a new record time of 1min 01.94 sec and to follow this she broke a 15 year old record in the 200m freestyle, previously held by K Eldridge , when she recorded a championship best time of 2 min 13.97 sec. This gave Abi three new records for the championship and tied her with Lottie James for the most records broken over the two weekends.
Also in record breaking form were two West Wight Swimming Club Island Games Team Members, Sam Tinson-Wood and Annalise Jerram. Sam in the 19 and over section broke his own record from last year of 53.80 when he recorded a new 100m Freestyle record of 53.21 sec in the fastest time of the championships. Annalise had a very close race with her sister Bethany in the 100m Butterfly but pipped her on the touch to take gold and a new championship time of 1.09.47 sec in the 19 year and over category, previously held by Rosie Gard.
There were many outstanding performances over the two weekends but special mentions should go to Mia Stillwell of Seaclose Swimming Club who in the 10 year old category took all six gold medals available as did James Stirling of Seaclose Swimming Club in the 17-18 years category.
The overall points trophy for performances over the two weekends for top individual performer in each age group were as follows:
10 Year Olds Mia Stillwell SSC / Harry Poynter WWSC
11-12 Year Olds Grace Bolland SSC / Frank Morrison SSC
13-14 Year Olds Abigail Lacey SSC / Louis Herbert WWSC
15-16 Year Olds Lelayna Blacklock SSC / Jake Williams WWSC
17-18 Year Olds Emily Kral SSC / James Stirling SSC
19 year and over Annalise Jerram WWSC / Dan Jones WWSC
The swimmers now move onto the South East Regional championships which start May 15th and the Island Games squad members continue their training for the event in Jersey at the end of June.