Island Games swimmer Thomas Teasdale produced the fastest time of the day in the Specsavers Series 200m freestyle event. Having only just returned home from the Gotland Island Games and feeling the affects of a week of competition, he did well to produce a time of 2.03.50 ahead of Thomas Hollingsworth who touched in 2.05.32. Orla Rabey, another Games team member was the fastest of the girls with a time of 2.18.97.
In the youngest age group and competing in this event for the very first time were the 9 year olds. Oliver Russell looked strong as he took first place honours in a great time of 3.21.81. Katherine Bolton took the girls title in a super time 3.19.59. Conor McKenna continues to find his form in freestyle winning the 10 year age group in a personal best time of 2.47.95. Second and third placed swimmers Raif Carre and Theo Turton both recorded huge personal best times, with Raif improving on his best by over 23 seconds!
Courtney Butcher and Henry Cliff recorded the fastest times of the day in the 100m breaststroke event of the Beau Sejour Barracudas’ Specsavers Series. Henry Cliff, took the honours in a lifetime best by over 5 seconds to post 1.18.89 just ahead of Jonathan Beck who touched in 1.18.99. Courtney finished in 1.21.72.
In the youngest age group 9 year olds Katherine Bolton and Oliver Russell took gold finishing in brilliant times of 1.49.56 and 1.55.10 respectively.
In the 10 year age group, it was a great win for Leanna Guille for the girls, in a time of 1.49.54. The boy’s title went to Raif Carre who came in on 1.46.87.
This weekend will see the 2017 Barracuda Open Meet, see below for the latest results
The 2016 100m Sprint Gala results are now in, congratulations to all of those who took part.
A team of 41 Beau Sejour Barracudas aged between 9 and 13 years travelled to Jersey this weekend to take part in the Jersey Graded Sprint Meet which was hosted by the Jersey Swimming Club. This competition is highly motivational, as swimmers are graded into A and B divisions according to their entry times and medals are awarded in each division. The event attracted entries from the 4 Channel Island clubs.
Starring for the Barracudas in the 11 year age group was Jemima Green who achieved 4 gold medals in the “A” division, in 50 and 100m backstroke, 50 butterfly and 50m freestyle. She also received a silver for the 50m backstroke, where the gold went to an impressive swim by team mate Hannah Jones.
Congratulations to all of you who took part in the 2015 100m Championships.
Results available for download
Our Guernsey Youth Commonwealth Team has arrived in sunny Samoa after a gruelling flight!! Check back here for
up to date results and photos from the team.
Congratulations to all of those who took part in the 2015 Open Meet.
Results are now available for download
Two long standing gala records were broken at the Specsavers 50m Sprint Gala staged by the Guernsey Amateur Swimming Association. The event saw sprinters from both the Guernsey Swimming Club and the Beau Sejour Barracudas enjoy an afternoon of fast and exciting swimming over a distance of 50 metres in the four swimming disciplines – freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly, with swimmers accumulating points to determine the overall trophy winners.
In the 16 and over age group, Courtney Butcher gained victory in all 4 events to take best girl award in her age group. She also smashed the 50m backstroke record set in 2004 by Gail Strobridge by 2 seconds to post 30.42. Courtney then went on to take the 50m freestyle record set in 1999 by the infamous Helen Watts, to set a new mark of 27.15.