The second weekend of competitions opened with the boys 100 fly with Callum and Billy proudly representing Orpington Ojays. Great performances from both with Callum beating his 50 meter pb in the first half of the race and finishing just off his personal best which is a great result after being off sick for a long time. Welcome back Callum! A great performance also from Billy who paced his 100 perfectly and finished on pb achieving bronze in his category. Afterwards it was time for the girls 200 free where Samantha Jackson, Alice Bennett, Jess Herbert and Daniella Shipley paced their races well swimming and gaining pbs. Congratulations to Jess Herbert who achieved fourth in her age group.
The Saturday afternoon session continued with the girls 100 free. Well done to our girls Sophia O'Neill, Amie Lawrence, Samantha Jackson, Jess Herbert and Daniella Shipley who gave it all in this difficult and popular event achieving pb's in every race. Congratulations also to Amie Lawrence and Sophia O'Neill and Daniella Shipley who had the chance to better their pb's even more finishing 3rd, 7th and 8th respectively in their age group. Finishing the afternoon session was Noah Saunders who swam his first 200 fly long course pacing it well not far off his short course pb.
On the following day there were many more good swims to entertain the crowd. First on the block for 100 breaststroke were Callum Baronti and Michael Phillips improving their 50 and 100 meters best times. Girls 100 backstroke was next with Sophia O'Neill who just missed her final but happy to have improved by 3 seconds on her converted entry time. Samantha Jackson, Anna Cvjetan, Rachel Langdown and Ellie harden swam the same event improving their long course pbs. Great performance for Jess Herbert to finishing with the third fastest time in her age group but unfortunate to get dq at the turn. Massive pb nonetheless!
The last session of the weekend continued with the girls 100 breaststroke with many pbs swum by Rebecca Kearney, Abigail Saunders, Samantha Jackson, Anna Hawkins, Katie Napier and Clio bacon. More to come in the final with Abigail Saunders who had the chance to swim her first final in the 10/11 combined age group finishing 8th and improving her pb once again. Tension built up for Clio in her final who unfortunately despite the great swim was disqualified for a false start. The last event of the weekend saw our boys Nam Nguyen and Ben Strover swimming 200 backstroke improving their long course pb.
A great weekend. Well done everyone.