ASA South Zonal Swimming Championships, Saturday 31st Jan / Sunday 1st Feb 2015
Abingdon Vale Swimming Club had a successful weekend competing against clubs from the London, South East, and South West Regions at the weekend. Abingdon sent 6 National swimmers to compete in 18 events held at the London Aquatics former Olympic pool in Stratford.
Two Golds and Two Silvers and 5 British Championship Qualifications.
Niall O'Leary(18) took Silver in the Mens 100m Backstroke, with a 1st and 3rd ranking in the 200m Back and 50m Back respectively. Caitlin Wheatley(17) took Silver in the 200m Fly, and then Gold in the 100m Fly. Emily Ford(12) then swam to the 14&Under Gold in the 50m Fly, posting the fastest ever long course(50m) swim for a British 12 year old with 28.93s in the final. Emily also qualified for the British Champs in April for 200m Backstroke, 100m Fly and 100m Back.
Ellie Nutt(16) achieved the finals for both her 15&Over 50m Fly and 50m Breast events, and Yasmin Tajalli(13) qualified for the British Championships in the 14&Under 50m Free and 100m Free events. Nientke Lijzenga(16) placed 15th in the 15&Over 50m Backstroke.
Full results HERE.
Head Coach, Scott Farnell said "these swimmers put in a lot of time and hard work to get to these events, so its great to see the rewards and progress, and a nice venue to compete at too".
Well done Coaches and Swimmers.
ABOUT ABINGDON VALE SWIMMING CLUB
Abingdon Vale, a Swim 21 accredited club, has been a competitive swimming club since 1993. As one of the most successful clubs in the County, we were crowned Sports Club of the Year and Coach of the Year in 2011. The club continues to build on this and is growing in numbers, being based out of Abingdon and Radley Pools. We now have more swimmers than ever before who are winning County and Regional medals and qualifying for the British and National Championships.
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