Specsavers Series – 50 Freestyle and Breastroke

The fastest time of the day in the first event of the 2017 Specsavers Series – the 50m freestyle, staged by the Beau Sejour Barracudas Swimming Club was recorded by Jonathan Beck who touched in a great time 24.98, to take maximum points from second placed Henry Cliff who finished in 25.56.

For the girls Courtney Butcher took the honours in 27.51 with a joint second place going to Sophie de la Mare and Orla Rabey, who recorded 29.47.

Competing for the first time in the Series were the 9 year olds and there was a great swim from Katherine Bolton as she recorded a personal best of 38.42, whilst the winning time for the 9 year old boys was 41.80 another personal best going to Oliver Russell.

Frankie Savident and Conor McKenna were the victors in the 10 year age group recording 38.31 and 35.67 respectively.

Gabrielle Wilcox was a clear winner in the 11 year age group recording 33.70, with Oliver Graham securing maximum points in the boys section.

The 12/13 age group winners were Jake Williams and Molly Staples, whilst the 14/15 age group saw great swims from Sophie Wilcox and Tom Stapley.

The Masters section saw JP Duquemin, Sacha Jones, Peter Frankland, Wendy Hocart and Alexis Mansell win their respective age groups.

The fastest times of the day in the breaststroke, again went to Jonathan Beck who secured 33.64 and Courtney Butcher on 37.31.

The 9 year age group titles also went to Katherine Bolton and Oliver Russell, while the victors for the 10 year olds were Abigail Boyle and Raif Carre, both looking very strong and producing life time bests.

11 year old age group winners were Gabrielle Wilcox and Oliver Graham, whilst Pip Gallagher and Xander Graham secured maximum points for the 12/13 age group.

Max Lord who continues to develop in this stroke won the 14/15 age group in a personal best time of 36.96, with Sophie Wilcox recording 41.79.

The Masters were again out in force with JP Duquemin, Sacha Jones, John Tomlin, Wendy Hocart and Alexis Mansell all coming out on top of their respective age groups.