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REPORT South Tyneside Autumn LEVEL 3 Meet 30th Sep/1st Oct 2017 – with Videos

Competing at South Tyneside Autumn Level 3 Meet “GAW Performance Youth / Senior Group” began their 2017 short course season at Haven Point 25m SC.

Each individual athlete had several performance targets to achieve and the team of just seven athletes produced some outstanding results gaining 30 LTB’s from 41 races, a strike rate of 76%.

Performances delivered a total of 30 medals, 10 Gold, 13 Sliver and 7 Bronze including a 1-2-3 finish for GAW in both the men’s 50 Freestyle and 200 IM.

Sarah March 50 Back STSC Meet 2017 from Gawswim on Vimeo.

50 Fly STSC Meet TS AM SP JC from Gawswim on Vimeo.


Performances also produced …

5 new Scottish National Qualifying Short Course times:

James Strickland 16 years 50 Backstroke 29.16
    100 Backstroke 1.03.71
Adam Morkot 16 Years 50 Butterfly 27.97
Sarah March 15 Years 100IM 1.11.85
Sam Pashley 15 Years 400 Freestyle 4.24.07


3 new North East Region Short Course Qualifying Times:

Thejes Sundar 50 Freestyle 26.14
James Strickland 50 Backstroke 29.16
Adam Morkot 50 Butterfly 27.97


With so many solid performances, it would be hard to report on all but some of the milestone individual goals achieved at this meet were

Jamie Cordes all performance 100% LTBs and a 100 Freestyle sub 60 secs for the first time 58.65 why bother with a 59?

James Strickland 200 Free 2.06.74 Silver a massive 9 secs LTB, 100% LTBs

Sam Pashley dominated 100 Free 56.74   Gold, top 5 regional ranking,

Adam Morkot dominated 50 Butterfly 27.97 Gold, top 7 regional ranking

Thejes Sundar 50 Freestyle Regional qualifying time and Zippy Price 200 IM LTB swim, both these athletes were ill at the weekend.

Sarah March 50 Backstroke Gold executed technique goal underwater phase brilliantly.


All in all, a great weekend of racing! Now let’s get ready for BOSS Meet!

Coach Ken Nesworthy


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