Raif Carre and Conor Mckenna both finished inside Miles Munro’s record in the 11 year old’s age group of the 200m event of the Beau Sejour Barracudas Club Championships.
Both boys had just returned from the England Talent Programme, County Development Day and were clearly fired up. It was an exciting race with the lead changing throughout, with Raif finally getting the touch in 2.33.46 from Conor’s 2.33.56 to claim the title and the record. 18 year old Will Russell produced the fastest time of the day in 2.09 47, while Orla Rabey was fastest for the girls in 2.13.60. .
In the youngest age group and competing in this event for the very first time were the 9 year olds. Dylan Graham looked strong as he took first place honours in a great time of 3.27.08. Mia Wilson took the girls title in a super time of 3.23.79. Oliver Russell continues to find his form in freestyle winning the 10 year age group in a time of 3.03.30. Second and third placed swimmers Cameron Lee and Charlie Tourtel both recorded huge personal best times, with Cameron improving on his best by over 9 seconds!
The girl’s title went to Amelie Torode who improved on her entered time by over 4 seconds to touch in 2.54.05. There was a close tussle for second and third between Katherine Bolton and Elodie Riley who finished in 3.03.76 and 3.03.77 respectively.
Leanna Guille was the victor for the 11 year olds, just getting the touch from Abigail Boyle – the girls finishing in 2.56.02 and 2.56.57 respectively. The 12/13 age group saw Edward Brady a clear winner in 2.27.12. The girl’s title went to Oriana Wheeler in a brilliant swim of 2.26.07.
The boys 14/15 title went to Jake Williams in 2.23.12 and the girl’s title to Ailish Rabey who swam a great time of 2.15.23.
There was some excellent times from the Barracuda Masters with Peter Frankland finishing in 2.21.34 to win his age group whilst Alexis Mansell was very happy to win his age group in a lifetime best and record time of 2.28.52.
The swimmers producing the greatest improvement on entered times were Joshua Crosland who knocked 51 seconds off his personal best and William Frankland who knocked 43 seconds of his personal best.