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.
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