Nine swimmers from Abingdon Vale Swimming Club took part in the first weekend of the 2015 South East Regional Swimming Championships, for the 14 and Under Age Group. They competed against over 400 of the regions best swimmers in the K2 Crawley 50m pool complex over Saturday and Sunday.
Top results came from Emily Ford (13) with Gold in her 50m Backstroke (32.09s), followed by Bronze in the 100m Freestyle(1m03.19) and Gold again in the 50m Fly (29.55s)
Max Bolcato (12) claimed his own Championship medals with Bronze in the 100m Fly (1m08.68) and then Silver in the 200m Fly (2m35.75).
Yasmin Tajalli (14) achieved Bronze in the 100m Free(1m00.66) and then sprinted to Golds in the 50m Fly (29.83s) and the 50m Free (27.80s).
In addition to the 8 Championship results, Max broke 3 AVSC records (200IM, 100Fly and 200Fly), Yasmin broke 2 (50m Free and 100m Free) with
Daniel McNamara (12) breaking the 100m Breast record with his swim of 1m24.66 and Lottie James (11) the 50m Back record with 34.57s.
Next weekend sees AVSC swimmers compete for the distance swimming events in Portsmouth, followed one week later by the 15 and Over Age Group back in Crawley.
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.
Emily Ford joins Funkita’s F-Team of elite swimmers
Funkita are pleased to announce that Emily Ford of Abingdon Vale Swimming Club has joined their group of elite athletes known as the F-Team.
Emily caught the Australian swimwear company’s attention after she achieved the fastest 50m butterfly swim for a British 12-year-old girl when competing in the Olympic Pool at the London Aquatics Centre earlier this year (Zonals).
Funkita - a leading brand in colourful, chlorine-resistant swimwear - will now regularly provide her with a variety of kit as she progresses in her swimming career.
Funkita swimwear is ideal for frequent pool use; its vibrant prints won’t fade and its quick-drying designs won’t lose shape even after hours in chlorinated water.
Emily, now 13 years-old, joins a number of top UK swimmers who are already F-Team brand ambassadors. These include Commonwealth and European medallist Aimee Willmott, Commonwealth gold medallist Sophie Taylor, Commonwealth/European medallist Molly Renshaw and Commonwealth medallist Duncan Scott.
Emily is also helping Funkita and swim specialist Simply Swim to raise funds for WaterAid.
WaterAid is a charity dedicated to transforming lives by providing clean water to those who otherwise would not be able to access it.
For the 48 hours of Sunday 24th May and Monday 25th May, WaterAid will be given a donation of £2 from every Funkita swimsuit and every pair of Funky Trunks purchased from simplyswim.com.
So the more Funky Trunks and Funkita swimwear bought from Simply Swim during the late May bank holiday, the more money raised for WaterAid. Which means that more people in the world’s poorest communities can have access to safe water and sanitation.
Have fun, get fit, go fast, help others. Funkita.
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