Club Record & Southern Qualifiers
Just nine swimmers took part in the 800m and 1,500m swims this weekend, swam at Les Quennevais, but counting towards next weekend's competition in
Guernsey. As the training programme had not been specifically tailored towards these swims, it was encouraging to see a number of good PB
11yr olds, Ryan Paterson, Mia Ritzema & Kelsie Aird all took considerable chunks off previous 800m times, as did Liam Spencer & Harry Le Breton in the 1,500m.
However, the best swim of the weekend belonged to Emily Ritzema (14), who, in swimming a time of 9:45.66, set a new JSC Club record for the 14 year old girls. The time is also a Southerns qualification and also 5 seconds inside the current girls' 15 year olds record too which has stood since 1995!
Hopefully, these PB swims are the first of many to come for all swimmers competing next weekend in Guernsey.
Prize Giving at The Mayfair
Mr & Mrs Pearce and their two daughter's had very generously donated a second Pearce Family award in celebration of their family business 100 year anniversary.
The award was to be presented to the most improved Learn to Swim member. Indeed one of the highlights of the evening was watching the Pearce family award the beautiful plate to the much deserved winner.
Christmas Day Swim 2008
Another fantastic turnout for this year's Christmas morning swim, with 140 swimmers braving the water at 10.2 C and at least a further two hundred & fifty supporters looking on from the Havre des Pas bathing pool, the Island’s longest established Christmas day swim continues to grow in popularity.
Swimmers from all the islands main aquatic clubs as well as members of the general public took part. As always it was a great atmosphere with a good supply of hot refreshments and mince pies. In keeping with tradition the event is free to everyone and donations in lieu this year going to Jersey Hospice Care. Club President Jeremy Le Maistre was on hand to start the swim at 11.00 am, wish everyone a Happy Christmas, and thank Carole Penfold and team for organising the morning’s proceedings. Swimmers look out for your photo in the Jersey Evening Post.
Pbs & Hampshires at Peter Bull
Jersey Swimming Club took 13 swimmers to the Peter Bull Age Group BAGCAT Development meet last weekend - 6th & 7th December. The meet proved a great success for the swimmers, many achieving a number of personal best times; Hampshire qualification times and top fifteen BAGCAT medal placings.
Zach Le Cornu took 6th place in the 13 year old boys, swimming 6 personal best times in the process and gaining a Hampshire qualification time in the
Connor Andrews took 6th place in the 12 year old boys, swimming 5 pbs.
Ryan Paterson finished 10th in the 11 year old boys, swimming 3 personal bests and gaining two Hampshire times along the way. In the same age group, Mark Curtis was very unlucky to finish in 16th place, a mere one point off the top 15 medal placings. However he managed to swim 5 pbs and claim 2 Hampshire qualification times.
Mia Ritzema finished 9th in the 11 year old girls age group, swimming 3 new personal best times and gaining a Hampshire time for the 100 IM.
Eli Campbell was 14th in the 12yr girls, as was Amy Matthews in the 14yr group.
Other swimmers who attended the meet also acquitted themselves well, swimming a number of pbs and were unlucky to finish outside their respective age group placings.
Coaches Stephen Ritzema and Nicky Holgate Smith were delighted with the performance of the squad, many of whom were competing at the meet for the first time, which can always be a daunting experience.
Furthermore, many of the squad had their training schedules interupted in the lead up to the meet through illness, making their acheivements all the more creditable.
Squad: Kelsie Aird, Mia Ritzema (11yr old girls); Ryan Paterson, Mark Curtis, Jordan Spencer (11yr old boys), Eli Campbell, Sophie Martin (12yr old girls), Connor Andrews (12yr old boys), Rebecca Andrade (13 year old girls), Zach Le Cornu (13yr old boys), Amy Matthews, Aythya Young, Gemma Dufty (14yr old girls).
Tigers Up & Comers 2008
A JSC squad depleted by illness put up a good showing at the 19th AIB Tigers Up & Comers Sprint Meet. Some of the younger swimmers were competing in their first meet involving the other swimming clubs from the Channel Islands and none of them seemed phased by the event. Every swimmer returned significant improvements against their personal best times, with Eli Campbell and Ryan Paterson achieving Hampshire qualification times to boot.
Individually, there were a number of medal placings. In the 12 year olds age group,
Eli Campbell took gold in the 50 free and silver in the 100 IM, with Connor Andrews placing third to claim bronze in the fly in the boys age
In the 11 year old girls, Mia Ritzema had a good meet picking up gold in the fly and two silvers in the breast and 100IM events and in the boys age group, Ryan Paterson silver in the backstroke and bronze in the 50 free.
For the 10 year olds, Molly Saunders shows promise by taking gold in both the fly and breaststroke, whilst also adding a bronze medal in the backstroke; Rebecca Le Gros earned a bronze medal for her third place in the 100 IM and Katie Bennett-Jones won bronze in the 50 free. Also in that age group, Catherine Billington swam a time trial in the fifty free, swimming the fastest time in the age group at 39.07 seconds. 8 year old Matthew Dodsley also won bronze in the backstroke.
Diddy Gala 2008
Jersey Swimming Club 2008 Diddy Gala, sponsored by Voisins Departments Store took place on 12 October with huge parental support. For many of the youngsters it was their first experience of competition held under ASA guidelines and regulations and they all did themselves very proud.
Georgia Houghton and Freddie Stein were winners of the best girl and best boy trophies at the end of the Gala with a total of 25 points each. The race for the top girl being very close as Molly Saunders finished with 24 points in her age group.
Overall Age Group Winners:
8 year old Girls – Jemima Houze with gold in 25m Butterfly and 50m Freestyle and silver in 50m Breaststroke and 50 m Backstroke. Francesca Mallet won gold in 50m Breaststroke and 50m Backstroke , silver in 25m Butterfly and bronze in 50 m Freestyle. Other medal winners were Emma Dempsey with silver in 50. Freestyle, Bethany Leatt bronze in 50m Breaststroke and Holly Horgan bronze in 50m Backstroke.
8 year old Boys – Matthew Dodsley took gold in 50m Breaststroke and 25m Butterfly, silver in 50m Backstroke and 50m Freestyle. Pieter Stein gold in 50m Freestyle and bronze in 50m Backstroke. Nicholas Pearce gold in 50m Backstroke and bronze in 50m freestyle. Jay Clayton silver in 50m Breaststroke and Cameron Aird bronze in 50m Backstroke.
9 year old Girls – Georgia Houghton took gold in all her races 50 breaststroke, 50 backstroke, 50m butterfly, 100m I.M. and 50m Freestyle. Cara McCormack took silver in 50m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly, 100 I.M. and 50metres Freestyle with bronze in 50m Breaststroke. Yasmine Lookess silver in 50m Breaststroke and bronze in 50m Freestyle and Jessica Mallet gained a bronze in 50m Backstroke.
9 year old Boys – Joshua Gallichan gained gold in 50m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly and silver in 50m Backstroke and 50m Freestyle. Ben Chadwick gold in 50m Backstroke and 50m Freestyle with bronze in 50, Breaststroke. Alexander Fritot gold in 100 I.M. and Thomas Lumborg with silver in 50m Breaststroke and bronze in 50m Backstroke and 50m Freestyle
10 year old Girls - Molly Saunders gold in 50m Breaststroke , 50m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly and 100 I.M. and silver in 50m Freestyle. Kristyna Wharton won silver in 50m Breaststroke and 50m Butterfly with bronze in 100 I.M. Hannah Hodgson gained silver in 100 I.M. and bronze in 50m Backstroke and 50m Freestyle. Charlotte Beal gained gold in 50m Freestyle, silver in 50m Backstroke and bronze in 50m Breaststroke.
10 year old Boys – Freddie Stein gained gold in 50m Breaststroke, 50m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly, 100 I.M and 50m Freestyle. Daniel Hotton gained silver in 50m Breastsstroke, 50m Backstroke, 50m Backstroke and 100 I.M. with bronze in 50m Freestyle. James Dempsey silver in 50m Butterfly and bronze in 50m Breaststroke and 100m I.M. Finlay Clayton, silver in 50m Freestyle and Dillon Pestana bronze in 50m Backstroke.
There were pbs across the board and a very good afternoon of swimming. Presentations were made by the 2007 cup winners Mia Ritzema and Ryan Paterson assisted by fellow squad swimmer - Kelsie Aird. Voisins Department Store were once again thanked for their sponsorship of this annual event which has been much appreciated over the past 6 years.
Green Island Swim 2008
Over sixty swimmers lined up for the second attempt at the 2008 Green Island to Havre des Pas Swim. The calm and favourable conditions on Friday evening was in stark contrast to the early August stormy weather, which resulted in the first ever postponement of this event.
With a relatively smooth sea throughout, conditions were ideal and the swimmers, slightly reduced in number due to the rescheduled date, made excellent and swift progress towards Havre des Pas bathing pool.
First home was Tom Gallichan in a time of 27.55, followed in closely by brother JJ in a time of 29.00. Daniel Halksworth placed third in 29.01, and as an experienced sea swimmer sportingly paired up with JJ to guide him through the last stages and the run into the finish.
In the ladies section Emma Glendening touched home first in a new record time of 29.56. This is the first occasion a lady has swum under the thirty minute mark. Second home was Natasha Stuttard in 33.08 and in third place was Eleanor Mulligan just one second slower at 33.09.
First home for Jersey SC was Bruce Bridal in a time of 31.29 and for the ladies Hannah Le Maistre in 34.22.
An appreciative crowd of several hundred had gathered for the awards presentation at the conclusion of the event. JSC Club president Jeremy Le Maistre expressed particular thanks to Carole Penfold for the organisation behind another successful event and Mike Le Fevre whose experience as referee is always invaluable.
54th Castle To Harbour
Conditions were ideal for the 54th annual Castle to Harbour swim held on Sunday afternoon. With uninterrupted sunshine for the duration of the race, the swim got underway shortly after three pm, the competitors having been ferried out to the Castle breakwater for the start.
Making the most of the good conditions Daniel Halksworth was first home in a time of 20.42 followed in by Emma Glendening in a time of 21.09. This was Daniel’s fourth consecutive win in the event and Emma’s was the fastest time recorded by a lady for some years.
First home for the Jersey Swimming Club in the men’s competition was Harry Le Breton and Hannah Le Maistre in the ladies section.
Club President Jeremy Le Maistre paid tribute to the officials, helpers, guard boats, canoeists, and standby services as well as the large crowd of supporters and enthusiastic swimmers. Particular thanks to Mike Le Fevre who has refereed this event for the past fifteen years as well as Carole Penfold and team for the organisational work behind the swim.
Inaugural St Aubin's Fort Sea Swim
Wow! What a night! The inaugural JSC St Aubin's Fort sea swim took place last night at 7pm with 80 (rather mad) swimmers taking part. Whilst the sun was shining the sea was fairly chilly but that did not dampen the enthusiastic swimmers. The Andrew Begg Mens Open Challenge Trophy went to Dan Halksworth, the first of the Men to reach the finish line and the Mailmate Womens Open Challenge Trophy went to Daniel's fellow Club swimmer Emma Glendening. Eleanor Mulligan and Bruce Bridal hit the wall in 2nd places and in third spot was Bob Donaldson and Natasha Stuttard.
Rebecca Le Maistre, Hannah Le Maistre and Sophie Buist were the first three lady JSC swimmers home with Paul Clements, Harry Le Breton and Phil Labey being the first 3 male JSC swimmers to hit the wall.
Awards were also given to the following swimmers in each age group:
In the 40 to 49 year the first two swimmers home for the ladies and men were Jenny Fitzgerald and Marion Harvey and Bob Donaldson and Paul Clements.
In the 50+ age group Sally Minty-Gravitt came in first with Jane Le Quesne in second spot, for the guys Bruce Bridal and Martin Coombes took first and second places,
In the 60+ group Sylvia Trehiou came in first and John Ferris and Derek Horsfall first and second in the age group for the men.
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