Medals, PB’s and the oldest swimmer in town: counties weekend #3

THEY stood, drained faces, bags under their eyes, the fatigue of the past few weeks evident in their zombie-like state as they shuffled towards the end of the third weekend of swimming…

…and that was just the parents! The children of course were fine – in fact, as always, they were buzzing with excitement as they cheered each other on over the course of another successful weekend.

Once again we should be proud of our success as we reach the end of the 2019 counties (just the team events and one day of long-distance events to go). The stats (thank you Brian A) for last weekend were:

  • 209 swims in total (including in the finals)
  • 33 finalists – including:
  • Kathlyn Yeo who placed 7th in the women’s 200 IM championship and
  • Jamie Cash who placed 4th in the men’s 200m breast championship

Jamie Cash

  • Gold: 1
  • Silver: 8
  • Bronze: 6
  • Plus 40 in top 8 places of 200m/400m events
  • Further 15 in 9th and 10th places
  • 150 PB’s posted
  • 8 new Regional Qualifying Times
  • 3 new Regional Consideration Times
  • Just 1 DQ in total from Cheltenham

And of course we have to mention one very special swimmer – the oldest swimmer in town, in fact: one Ivan Rodriguez who found he had a county time almost by mistake apparently, while he was checking daughter Adriana’s times. Ivan¬† proudly represented Cheltenham in the 100 IM – where he managed to bag himself a PB! Well done Ivan, we’re all proud of you!

Good luck to the Cotswold League swimmers and hopefully everyone will have a nice, restful half term before some will be hitting the relays and 800/1,500m next weekend. Yes, that’s something like 60 turns for the girls….