47 brave swimmers stepped up to compete in the 200m Home Champs. It’s quite a tough ask, to swim 8 lengths,without stopping, as fast as you can – especially when you have never done it before. Still, like we say, we’re made of tough stuff here at Adwick and every one stepped up to have a go and as already posted in here, we had a whopping 83% PB rate.
Kudos to everyone who swam – really. We were very impressed with every single one of you. Special mention to one of our swimmers from our 1 hour teaching session who stepped up and had a go at the 200m free for the first time.
Now all our swims at these two galas are over 200m but there is one swim that tends to get fewer entries than any of the others. Can you guess which one? 🙃There is something about the words ‘200 metres’ and ‘butterfly’ that when put together makes some swimmers quake in their cossies. To be fair, at least a couple of those swimmers swimming yesterday had their arms twisted a fair bit by coaches who will remain nameless – a couple of swimmers were absolutely up for it and a few thought ‘go on then’ and got stuck in. It takes a lot to do a 200m fly – by length 5 those arms are tired, those legs ache and you’ve still got an awful long way to go. It doesn’t help when your hat comes off halfway through the race and some swimmers equate it to swimming with a fridge on your back. It is TOUGH! Hats off to everyone who had a go at the 200m fly last night. We know quite a few of you got a DQ on this one. It’s all a learning curve so don’t be too disappointed and come back and smash it next year.
As ever, we couldn’t do these things without an army of volunteers, so a big thank you to: Amanda Dewsnap, Emma Dixon, Robert Randall, Chris Vodden, Phil Morris, Martin Wilson, Emily Cartwright, Mick Binns, Kathie Wordsworth, Cheryl Pinder, Mae Bentley, Amelia Wordsworth, Stacy Paul, Julie Sykes and Laura Whetton for running things on poolside.
To our officials: Paul Seaton, Brian Bentley, Carol Shepheard, Louise Hood, Suzanne Vodden and Matthew Harrison for making sure we all abided to the FINA rules and our licensing regulations.
To Marta Banas and Sarah Brewster for doing a cracking job at the medal table 😊
To Jo Savage, Nicky Gallagher, Mel Sugden and Andrew Hargrave for doing the MC’ing, the number crunching and the running.
Same time next Thursday? Go on then!
We’re all Adwick aren’t we? 🏊♀️🏊♂️❤️
With thanks to the usual suspects on poolside for the info.