There were some excellent swims in the 100m freestyle event of the Beau Sejour Barracudas Swimming Club Championships with a number of swimmers rising to the top 5 of
the current Hampshire County rankings
Fastest times of the day went to William Mansell and Orla Rabey recording 54.90 and 1.01.38 respectively.
It was left to the Masters to break a record with Alexis Mansell taking Richard Nash’s record to post 1.08.41 Competing in this event for the first time in the 9 year age group, Mia Wilson had a great swim touching first in 1.35.21 which places her 4 th in the Hampshire rankings and Dylan Graham securing gold in the boy’s event in 1.29.75 – 2 nd in the County.
Taking first place honours for the 10 year olds was Amelie Torode who just got the touch from Katherine Bolton, finishing in 1.16.04 and 1.16.82 respectively. Both secured personal best times which place them 2 nd and 4 th in their age group in the County Rankings. The boy’s title going to Oliver Russell in a great swim of 1.26.67.
Leanna Guille and Conor McKenna were the victors in the 11 year age group, Conor’s time of 1.11.70 placing him 5 th in the rankings, whilst Oriana Wheeler and Edward Brady won the 12/13 age group recording 1.06.20 and 1.01.46. Edward’s super time places him first in the County rankings for 13 year olds with Oriana 5 th. Pip Gallagher and Jake Williams won the 14/15 age group. Pip’s time of 1.01.71 places her 3 rd in the County with second placed Ailish Rabey s time of 1.01.78 placing her 4 th in the Hampshire rankings. The swimmer recording the greatest improvement in this event was Emily Beck who improved by over 8 seconds.
In the 100m backstroke event, the fastest times recorded were from 14 year old Molly Staples in 1.12.32 and Jack Le Tissier (17 years) in 1.14.00. The 14/15 boy’s title went to Max Lord in 1.15.28 and 16+ girls to Orla Rabey.
Jemima Green and Edward Brady took first place honours in the 12/13 age group. Leanna Guille and Conor McKenna swimming for the 11 year olds both finished in first place recording 1.30.34 and 1.25.06.
A good technical performance, resulting in an excellent time of 1.29.86 saw Amelie Torode win for the 10 year old girls and gain 3 rd in the rankings. Oliver Russell – the winner for the boys in 1.37.48.
The nine year old titles went to Mia Wilson and Dylan Graham competing in this event for the very first time, who posted great times of 1.46.44 and 1.38.00, their times placing them both
second in the County rankings.
Alexis Mansell won the Masters age group producing a life time best of 1.26.66 The swimmer recording the greatest improvement in time was Sze Lam Chung who improved on her entered time by over 9 seconds.