More success for our county swimmers

It was another excellent weekend of results for our swimmers in the Counties, this time a bit closer to home back at GL1.

As with the previous weekend, we not only scored well with our medal count – we also had a high proportion of swimmers through into finals or the last eight. And this was despite a series of mini dramas including a shattered water bottle and a mysterious smelly brown substance found in one of the showers…

Hannah Nishimura

Thankfully, Brian A has broken down the stats so that I don’t have to work it out. So here they are:

  • 213 swims in total (includes Finals)
  • 33 Finalists – including Kathlyn Yeo making the Womens 200m Fly Championship Final where she achieved 6th place
  • Gold 1, Silver 7, Bronze 8
  • Plus 46 in top 8 places of the 200m/400m events
  • Further 16 in 9th and 10th places
  • 136 Pbs posted
  • 6 new Regional QT
  • 7 new Regional CT
  • 6 DQ’s

And for those who love the stats, that is apparently an awesome 78 top 8 places out of the 180 swims – 43%


Hannah Palmer

Coach Steve (who supported the swimmers along with Kev and Josh) wanted to give a special mention to Kathlyn who had to jump into action at the last minute for the 200m fly final due to a scheduling mix-up – and still managed a PB with no preparation. I did hear a rumour though that she had to forego some Chinese takeaway first 🙂

Another shout out has to go to our team managers, in particular Vic Warwick who can be heard all the way from Cheltenham cheering on our swimmers and who is building on her counselling skills at every meet, and Laura Hansen whose organisational skills are holding the whole thing together. Thanks to all the other parent volunteers, including officials.

Evie Warwick

Talking of which the other exciting news from the weekend was that three more parents have qualified as J1 officials! Huge congratulations to Saskia Nishimura, Sarah Henderson, and Keith Wiggins.

Finally: breaking news – we now have a date for our next Cheltenham Open Meet aka Swimfest for later in 2019: October 26-27. Save the date, and more details as well as a call for volunteers will be coming soon.