Well done to all who swam at these Championships. Matt Sullivan, Oli Bulpett, James Baxter, Chris Finch and Dan Alberts competed at High Wycombe’s new 50m swimming pool, the first time this competition has been held there.
From 15 swims there were six best times including top-ranked finishes from Dan Alberts (200 Fly 8th Heat, 8th Final) and Matt Sullivan (1500 FC 4th, 200 BK 6th Final). It was also great to be in a strong enough position to swim relays at this level for the first time since 2014.
The 14-16 Medley team of Matt Sullivan, Oli Bulpett, Ethan Childs and Ivan Germanoff managed to step up 3 places from 21st to finish 18th. With the 17+ Medley team of John Molyneaux, Chris Finch, Dan Alberts and Clive Marquis holding 11th place.
The step up from Age (14yrs & Under) swimming to Youth/Open (15yrs & over) swimming is a difficult one with the numbers of places available at Regional level cut by approximately 1/3 so a massive well done to those who managed to qualify.