GASA 50m Sprint 2022

Congratulations to all of you who took part in the GASA 50m Sprint 2022. It was a great turnout at Beau Sejour and some fantastic swims and personal bests were logged across all of the age groups.

One Hour Challenge

The object is for swimmers to achieve the greatest possible distance within one hour. The results are then collated with those received worldwide by the BLDSA in the following age groups. 9 and under, 10/11, 12/13, 14/15, 16/17, 18/19, 20/24, 25/29, 30/34, 35/39, 40/44, 45/49, 50/54, 55/59, 60/64, 65/69, 70/74, 75/79, 80/84 years and 85 and over. Age as at 1st January in the year of the swim.

The British Long-Distance Swimming Association receives entries from throughout the world in this event. Our participation in previous years has resulted in the Barracudas receiving a great haul of gold, silver and bronze medals.

If you wish to take part, please sign up in the Postal Swim register at the Swim School office. Please note only those who sign up and register on time will be permitted to swim.

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Hampshire County Age Group Swimming Championships 2022

Seven young swimmers from the Beau Sejour Barracudas Swimming Club, who achieved the qualifying times to compete at Hampshire County level, excelled last weekend.  The event staged at the Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth, saw tough opposition coming from 23 top Hampshire County Clubs.

Following on from his success the first weekend of the Championships, 11-year-old Zachary Maiden continued his winning ways. Competing in 10 events, he won a further gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze medals and produced 100% personal bests. Zachary’s first success came in the 200m Individual Medley where his mastery of all four strokes and efficient starts and turns, resulted in him posting a great time of 2.56.82 – a lifetime best by 5 seconds, crowning him Hampshire County Age Group Champion – 200IM.  

In the 50m and 100m events swimmers had to compete in heats and finals and next up for Zachary, following a successful heat was the 50m freestyle final.  He placed second with a time of 31.74.  Further silver medals came in the 50m butterfly – 36.38, 200m freestyle – 2.37.64, 100m freestyle – 1.11.72 and 50m backstroke – 37.50.

The 200m and 100m backstroke and 100m and 50m breaststroke all earned Zachary bronze medals.

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Hampshire County Championships Senior Weekend 2022

A Covid depleted team of 6 Barracuda swimmers travelled to Winchester to compete in the first County Championships since the start of the pandemic. Covid stricken Jonathon Beck was disappointed not to be able to defend his 50m freestyle title, along with Oriana Wheeler who was seeded number one in both the 400 and 200 Individual Medley events.

The outstanding performances of the weekend undoubtably came from Commonwealth Games hopeful, Orla Rabey. Despite having only recently recovered from Covid, the butterfly specialist produced outstanding swims in all her butterfly events. Her swim in the 200m butterfly saw her do a personal best time to become the 2022 Hampshire County Champion. She followed up this impressive performance with silver in the 50m and 100m events and a new Island Long Course record in the 50m butterfly, which had previously been set by Laura Le Cras in December last year. In the 100m freestyle final she was joined by younger sister, Ailish Rabey and Molly Staples, where the Barracuda trio took bronze, 4th and 5th places respectively.

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GASA 50m Sprint 2020

Congratulations to those of you who took part. Please check the attachments for the results

CI Championships 2018

Congratulations to all of those who took part. Please find the attached results.

Calligo Tigers 37th Open Swim Meet 2018

The curtain fell on six tough sessions of swimming at the Calligo Tigers 37th Autumn Swim Meet this weekend.  From Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, teams from England, Wales and the 4 Channel Island Clubs battled it out with 7 Meet records being broken.

The Barracudas were represented by a big team of 48 swimmers and were responsible for 2 of the new marks set.  The first went to Molly Staples in the 50m butterfly (12/13 years) where she recorded a new lifetime best of 30.51.  Molly had a great weekend, placing first in no fewer than 5 events, as she continues to work hard seeking County qualifying times and ultimately Island Games selection.  Molly also won the Junior Skins competition at the end of the Meet, where no fewer than 4 out of the 8 girls selected were from the Barracudas.  In the same age group, team mate Ailish Rabey placed first in 3 events – 400m, 200m and 100m freestyle and she was also awarded Best Girl overall in the 12/13 age group based on FINA points. A great honour for Ailish!

The second record broken by the Barracudas was from Tatiana Tostevin who smashed Courtney Butcher’s time in the 100m backstroke event.   This had stood at 1.05.28, with Tatiana reducing it to 1.03.58.  She also placed first in the 200m backstroke in a new lifetime best of 2.17.69.

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