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.
Performances also produced …
5 new Scottish National Qualifying Short Course times:
|James Strickland||16 years||50 Backstroke||29.16|
|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